Egg consumption in Asia

How many eggs do people in Asia consume?


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Map of the egg consumption in Asia.

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Eggs are one of the most versatile food products, that are used in a large variety of meals and products. So, it will come as no surprise that eggs are consumed in large numbers in most countries.

When we look at the map, we can see that the egg consumption varies quite a bit by country. There are some interesting geographical patterns. It looks like eggs are more consumed in some East Asia and parts of South-east Asia, but at the same time some Southeast Asian also has the countries with the lowest egg consumption.

The biggest consumer is Hong Kong (450), followed by Macau (348) and China (347). Yes, that’s almost one egg per person per day or even more than that for Hong Kong. The lowest numbers can be found in Afghanistan (14), followed by Cambodia (19) and Timor-Leste (23).

The data for this map comes from the FAO. The FAO data measures the egg consumption in kilograms. The map however, shows the egg consumption in number of eggs. I’ve calculated this by dividing the source data by 60 grams (the average weight of a medium sized chicken egg). The data includes all bird eggs. So not just chicken eggs but also duck, quail, ostrich and other bird eggs. The data also includes eggs that are used in other products. So it does include the eggs used in cakes, pasta etc.

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