Romanians buy from 170 up to 180 million eggs during Easter Holiday, up by 50 percent higher compared to a regular month. The eggs prices went down by 15-20 percent compared with the beginning of 2017, resulting in a decrease of the farmers’ profits. However, the avicultural industry can cover the increase in consumption.
„We have enough eggs, but the prices are lower than in December and January. Now an egg at the farm costs between RON 0.26 and 0.28, without VAT, meaning a drop by 15-20 percent compared with December and January. It’s a higher amount of eggs on offer on the market, especially that there are also the eggs from peasants. Unfortunately, it’s a low price, that doesn’t help too much the farmers,” said Ilie Van, the president of the Union for Chicken Farmers, according to Agerpres.
He also added that a Romanian eats in average 240-250 eggs annually, which represents a consumption monthly average consumption of 20 to 22 eggs, but in the month that Easter is celebrated, the consumption per capita exceeds 30 eggs.
The head of the Union added that the export of eggs to the Europea Union amounts to around 200 million eggs from the local production, especially during summer.