Panamanians Consuming More Eggs

In 2014 production of 538 million eggs was recorded, an increase of 57% compared with 2005, when there were 342 million.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The annual per capita consumption rose from 102 units in 2005 to 137 in 2014, equivalent to an increase of 34% over the last decade. Marketing experts and poultry farmers attributed the growth in egg consumption mainly to a trend in replacing beef with the poultry products.

Panamaamerica.com.pa reports that "... One explanation for this increase, according to Ornel Sanchez, legal adviser to the Association of Ethical Consumption is that eggs are one of the most affordable food products on the market. "

According to Luis Castroverde, president of the National Association of Poultry Farmers of Panama (ANAVIP), the Panamanian egg market has room to grow: "... 'We have quite a low level of egg consumption in Latin America, we need to continue promoting the product because in Mexico every year they consume three times more than in Panama. '"

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