In 2021, Latvia imported 38.5 million fresh domestic hens' eggs from Ukraine worth 2.4 million euros, which is 20.2% of the total imports of fresh domestic hens' eggs, according to preliminary data from the Central Statistical Bureau.
Most eggs were imported from Lithuania - 114.7 million eggs worth 8 million euros, which makes up 60.1% of the total import of chicken eggs, with Ukraine in second place. Last year, Latvia imported a total of 190.8 million chicken eggs worth 13.1 million euros. Importing countries included Finland, Poland, Estonia, Germany and France.
Latvia's exports of chicken eggs are about twice as large as imports - last year Latvia exported 385.8 million eggs worth 26.3 million euros, mainly to Lithuania, Estonia and the Czech Republic.
The average price of a pack of ten eggs in 2021 ranged from 1.65 euros (September) to 1.86 euros (November). In March of this year, the average egg price reached 1.88 euros.
In 2021, 825.6 million eggs were produced in Latvia, which is 23.8 million or 3.0% more than in 2020. 438 eggs were produced per capita. Last year, 97% of the total amount of eggs produced were chicken eggs (99% in 2020).
At the end of 2021 the number of laying hens in Latvia increased by 50.1 thousand or 1.5%. On average, 299 eggs were obtained from one laying hen, which is 2.6% less than in 2020.