EghtesadOnline: According to data released by the Central Bank of Iran on food prices, a carton of 30 eggs cost 126,000-160,000 rials ($2.7-3.5) during the week to January 19 – up 35.8% compared to the same period last year, ISNA reported.
EghtesadOnline: The import of eggs should continue for six months to create market balance and prevent a further rise in prices, the chairman of Agriculture Commission of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture said, as an outbreak of avian flu has swept across Iran.
EghtesadOnline: Around 17 million chickens have been culled in Iran so far, due to the recent outbreak of avian flu, the chairman of the board of directors at Tehran’s Union of Producers of Egg-Laying Chicken said.
EghtesadOnline: Iran’s egg production constitutes 1.3% of the 70-million-ton global egg production per year, placing the country at 11th place, a deputy agriculture minister said.
EghtesadOnline: Negotiations with Afghanistan for the export of Iranian eggs to the neighboring country have failed and Iran’s chances of exporting eggs seem remote even by the end of the Iranian year (March 2018), the head of the board of directors at Tehran’s Union of Producers of Egg-Laying Chicken said.
EghtesadOnline: Hit hard by the H5N8 bird flu virus last year, the Iranian government says in case the deadly strain strikes again in fall and winter, imports will be allowed with a 5% duty.
EghtesadOnline: Each Iranian consumed 198 eggs on average in the last fiscal year (March 2016-17).
EghtesadOnline: Egg exports from Iran have recently come to a halt, as the country is not able to conclude deals with foreign markets due to its high base prices, rendering the Iranian product uncompetitive in international markets, secretary-general of Iran’s Union of Producers of Egg-Laying Hen said.
EghtesadOnline: About 160,000 tons of eggs per year are produced in excess of Iran’s domestic demand, the head of board of directors at Tehran’s Union of Producers of Egg-Laying Hen said.
EghtesadOnline: About 1,500 tons of eggs have been exported to Afghanistan since April 2, the secretary-general of Iran’s Association of Producers of Egg-Laying Hen said.