STATISTICS

A few Year-on-Year statistics (data from BFRPA, Defra and others) Supermarket Prices (guide to best value from that source)

ALDI

Item

Feb 2020

Feb 2021

Change + / - %

Today’s Price/egg

12 Large FR

1.55

-

-

-

6 Large FR

0.90

0.85

-5p

14p

6 Organic

1.25

1.49

+24p

25p

 

ASDA

Item

Feb 2020

Feb 2021

Change + / - %

Today’s Price/egg

12 Large FR

1.75

1.79

+4p

15p

6 Large FR

1.00

0.99

-1p

16.5p

6 Organic

1.45

1.80

+35p

30p

 

LIDL

Item

Feb 2020

Feb 2021

Change + / - %

Today’s Price/egg

12 Large FR

1.55

1.69

+14p

14p

6 Large FR

0.90

0.85

-5p

14p

 

M & S

Item

Feb 2020

Feb 2021

Change + / - %

Today’s Price/egg

12 Large FR

3.55

3.50

-5p

29p

6 Large FR

2.00

2.00

N/C

33p

6 Organic

2.40

2.40

N/C

40p

 

SAINSBURYS

Item

Feb 2020

Feb 2021

Change + / - %

Today’s Price/egg

12 Large FR

2.15

2.05

-10p

17p

6 Large FR

1.15

1.10

-5p

18p

6 Organic

1.80

2.15

+35p

36p

 

TESCO

Item

Feb 2020

Feb 2021

Change + / - %

Today’s Price/egg

12 Large FR

1.89

2.05

+16p

17p

6 Large FR

1.00

1.10

+10p

18p

6 Organic

1.60

1.80

+20p

30p

 

WAITROSE

Item

Feb 2020

Feb 2021

Change + / - %

Today’s Price/egg

12 Large FR

3.24

3.50

+26p

29p

6 Large FR

1.89

2.00

+11p

33p

6 Organic

2.75

2,80

+5p

47p

Note the surge in Organic prices in the year.

But, of course, the best value and quality are locally-sourced “Laid in Britain” eggs.

 

Defra Packer → Producer Price (average for year)

  2019 2020
Free Range 80.3p 90.1p 
Enriched Colony Cage 53.7p 57.8p

 

Average Feed Cost/Tonne 2020 2021
Layers £252 £312

 

Average Feed Cost/Tonne 2020 2021
Organic Layers Feed £430 £456

In the past, a £5 change in feed price, equated to a 1p/dozen egg production cost.


 

Bird Numbers (feb)

Cage Birds   2020 2021 % of total
Capacity    14.5m  13.8m  33.06 
Actual  13.5m   10.8m  27.9

 

Barn  2020 2021 % of total
Capacity   1.42m 1.33m 3.1
Actual 1.27m 1.16m 3.0

 

Organic 2020 2021 % of total
Capacity   1.65m 1.77m 3.6
Actual 1.54m 1.52m 3.9

 

Free Range 2020 2021 % of total
Capacity   26.8m  26.0m 60.6
Actual 27.8m 25.2m 65.1