Get cracking: The industry will rise as the domestic population grows and the economy improves

The Chicken Egg Production industry in Canada has experienced steady growth over the five years to 2018, buoyed by stable demand and the agricultural sector's supply management system. As eggs are a relatively affordable staple for most Canadian families, egg consumption generally grows in line with domestic population size. Demand for new specialty egg products with enriched qualities, such as omega-3 eggs or vitamin-fortified varieties, has also risen dramatically, bolstering industry demand. Chicken egg producers can expect to maintain moderate growth over the five years to 2023. Year-on-year egg sales are expected to rise steadily as the Canadian population more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Year-on-year sales of eggs are expected to rise steadily as the Canadian population grows
  • The cage-free and free-range egg segment has increased as a share of revenue
  • The industry will continue to consolidate
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The Chicken Egg Production industry in Canada displays characteristics of an industry in the mature phase of its life cycle. Market saturation has limited the industry’s growth opportunities, product offerings are relatively static and enterprise numbers are declining, suggesting a level of consolidation activity. The industry’s contribution to the overall Canadian economy, measured by industry value-added (IVA), is forecast to increase an annualized 2.0% over the 10 years to 2023. Similarly, Canadian GDP growth is forecast to rise an annualized 1.9% during the same period. Industry growth parallel to that of the overall economy is somewhat common among staple commodities used for domestic consumption and is indicative of an industry in maturity...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Chicken Egg Production Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Chicken Egg Production Industry are

  • Use of specialist equipment or facilities
  • Long-term sales contracts
  • Locating near key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from food manufacturing and Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores in the Chicken Egg Production industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Chicken Egg Production Industry?

    Operators in this industry primarily raise chickens for egg production. The eggs produced may be sold for use as table eggs or hatching eggs.

    Industry Products
  • Jumbo eggs
  • Extra-large eggs
  • Large eggs
  • Medium eggs
  • Small eggs
  • Peewee eggs
  • Eggs Grade B or lower
  • Industry Activities
  • Producing table eggs (white)
  • Producing table eggs (brown)
  • Producing free-range table eggs
  • Producing specialty eggs
  • Producing hens for egg-laying purposes
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from food manufacturing
  • Demand from supermarkets and grocery stores
  • Price of feed
  • Per capita meat consumption
  • Population
  • Canadian effective exchange rate index

  • Current Performance
  • Downstream demand
  • New markets
  • Operating conditions
  • International trade accelerates
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Consumer preferences
  • Industry consolidation and restructuring
  • International trade agreements
  • Table: Chicken Egg Production Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Chicken Egg Production Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Bread Production in Canada
  • Baking Mix & Prepared Food Manufacturing in Canada
  • Supermarkets & Grocery Stores in Canada
  • Full-Service Restaurants in Canada
  • Caterers in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Animal Feed Production in Canada
  • Chicken & Turkey Meat Production in Canada
  • Farm Supplies Wholesaling in Canada
  • Farm, Lawn & Garden Equipment Wholesaling in Canada
  • Veterinary Services in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Large eggs
  • Extra-large eggs
  • Medium eggs
  • Eggs Grade B or lower
  • Small eggs
  • Jumbo eggs
  • Peewee eggs
  • Chart: Chicken Egg Production Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Lifestyles
  • Marketing

  • Major Markets
  • Retailers
  • Hatcheries and hen producers
  • Wholesalers
  • Food service establishments
  • Exports
  • Farmers markets
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Chicken Egg Production Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesMarketingDepreciationRent and utilitiesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Chicken Egg Production

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Chicken Egg Production Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Chicken Egg Production Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Chicken Egg Production Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Price of eggs in the United States (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A method of production where hens are free to graze and move around, with feed, water and shelter provided.
  • Intensive Cage System
  • A system, also known as battery cages, where hens are placed in separate side-by-side and stacked cages.
  • Layers
  • A hen raised to produce eggs.
  • Molting
  • When an animal sheds at specific times in the year or at specific points in its life cycle.
  • Pullets
  • A young female chicken that has not yet laid eggs.
  • Table Eggs
  • The industry's main product that usually ends up on consumer plates; also known as shell eggs.
  • Vertical Integration
  • Owning different parts of the supply chain, either in the form of forward integration (owning upstream suppliers) or backward integration (owning downstream buyers).
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