Egg Products
Egg Products

ISSN: 1949-0402

Released September 26, 2019, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service 
(NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of 
Agriculture (USDA).

Shell Eggs Broken Down 1 Percent from Last Year

August 2018 contained 23 weekdays (including 0 holiday) and 4 Saturdays. 
August 2019 contained 22 weekdays (including 0 holiday) and 5 Saturdays. 

Shell eggs broken totaled 211 million dozen during August 2019, down 
1 percent from August a year ago, but 3 percent above the 206 million dozen 
broken during the previous month.

During calendar year 2019 through August, shell eggs broken totaled 
1.65 billion dozen, up 5 percent from the comparable period in 2018. To date, 
cumulative total edible product from eggs broken in 2019 was 
2.13 billion pounds, up 4 percent from 2018.

Data presented in this report were compiled from Food Safety and Inspection 
Service (FSIS) inspection reports. The best available data at the time of 
publication were used.

Federally Inspected Shell Eggs Broken - United States: August 2019 with Comparisons
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                                        :            :            :            :      Percent of       
                                        :   August   :    July    :   August   :-----------------------
             Inspected item             :    2018    :    2019    :    2019    :  August   :   July    
                                        :            :            :            :   2018    :   2019    
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                                        :  ---------- 1,000 dozen ----------        --- percent ---    
                                        :                                                              
Shell eggs broken ...................   :  213,290      205,938      211,475         99         103    
                                        :                                                              
                                        :  ---------- 1,000 pounds ---------        --- percent ---    
                                        :                                                              
Edible product from shell eggs broken   :                                                              
Whole ..................................:  164,266      155,588      166,174        101         107    
White ..................................:   72,886       68,015       70,350         97         103    
Yolk ...................................:   36,095       35,852       35,178         97          98    
                                        :                                                              
Total ..................................:  273,247      259,455      271,702         99         105    
                                        :                                                              
Inedible product from shell eggs broken :   22,752       21,188       22,894        101         108    
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Federally Inspected Shell Eggs Broken, Cumulative - United States: January-August 2018 and 2019
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                                        :                 Cumulative                  :2019 as percent 
             Inspected item             :---------------------------------------------:    of 2018     
                                        : January-August 2018  : January-August 2019  :                
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                                        :      ---------- 1,000 dozen ---------            percent     
                                        :                                                              
Shell eggs broken ...................   :      1,580,946              1,654,335              105       
                                        :                                                              
                                        :      --------- 1,000 pounds ---------            percent     
                                        :                                                              
Edible product from shell eggs broken   :                                                              
Whole ..................................:      1,256,742              1,294,757              103       
White ..................................:        525,204                551,857              105       
Yolk ...................................:        259,458                279,911              108       
                                        :                                                              
Total ..................................:      2,041,404              2,126,525              104       
                                        :                                                              
Inedible product from shell eggs broken :        170,762                175,659              103       
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Statistical Methodology

Data Sources: Data for the Egg Products report are obtained from Egg Products 
Volume Reports (FSIS Form 5200-11) completed by inspectors of FSIS, USDA. 
FSIS is responsible for administering a mandatory inspection program for egg 
products under the authority of the Egg Products Inspection Act of 1970. The 
act and its associated regulations require that all commercial egg breaking 
and processing plants operate under continuous USDA supervision. Reports are 
currently received from approximately 60 plants in the United States. Plant 
management provides monthly volume data to the resident USDA inspector at the 
applicable plant.

Revision Policy: Revisions are generally the result of late reports received 
by FSIS from plants. Revisions for the previous month and year-to-date totals 
are published in each monthly release.

Procedures and Reliability: FSIS reviews plant data for accuracy and 
completeness and provides NASS a data file. NASS reviews the data for unusual 
values. The egg products estimates are based on a census of all commercial 
egg breaking and processing plants; therefore, there are no statistical 
estimation and sampling errors.

Information Contacts

Listed below are the commodity specialists in the Livestock Branch of the National Agricultural 
Statistics Service to contact for additional information. E-mail inquiries may be sent to 
nass@nass.usda.gov

Travis Averill, Chief, Livestock Branch .......................................... (202) 720-3570

Tony Dorn, Head, Poultry and Specialty Commodities Section ....................... (202) 690-3223
   Holly Brenize - Poultry Slaughter.............................................. (202) 720-0585
   Alissa Cowell-Mytar - Cold Storage, Capacity of Refrigerated Warehouses ....... (202) 720-4751
   Liana Cuffman - Catfish and Trout, Egg Products, Mink, Census of Aquaculture .. (202) 720-8784
   Adam Peters - Broiler Hatchery, Chicken Hatchery .............................. (202) 690-3237 
   Kim Linonis - Layers, Eggs .................................................... (202) 690-3676
   Fatema Haque - Turkey Hatchery, Turkeys Raised ................................ (202) 720-3244
   Adam Peters - Honey, Honey Bee Colonies ....................................... (202) 690-3237

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