THE latest data has indicated Australians purchased a record number of eggs from supermarkets in December 2016, 7.9% higher than in December 2015.
Grocery scan data from IRI showed 239 million eggs were purchased last December, or 7.7 million a day. Australian Egg Corporation Limited’s Rowan McMonnies said it represented a national spend of $83.8 million, $6.3 million more than December 2015. “While eggs are always popular over Christmas, this growth is representative of a trend towards greater overall consumption of eggs in Australia,” he said. The news follows the Australian Government’s export agreement with South Korea, which will see Australian egg farmers provide some of the 180 million eggs it needs each week.
Up to $20 million worth of Australian eggs could be exported to South Korea this year.