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Kazakhstan’s Egg Exports Soaring
In addition to the strong increase in broiler meat output Kazakhstan also aims to boost egg production from 5.2 billion in 2017 to 7.5 billion in 2027. The country began egg exports in 2014, and in 2017 foreign sales reached 280 million. 10 years from now Kazakhstan farmers would be able to sell 2 billion eggs and some egg products outside the country. Maxim Bozhko, chairman of the Kazakhstan Egg Producers Association estimated that the country could easily increase the annual production to 7.5 billion eggs by 2021. Mr Bozhko explained that at this point it is only a matter of sufficient demand, and so Agricultural Ministry is working hard to open new sales markets for eggs and egg products.
Egg and Poultry Export Destination
- In 2016 approval to export eggs to Afghanistan and 2017 managed to supply 180 million eggs to this country.
- In 2018 the country was granted permission to export eggs to Iran,
- In 2019 authorised to sell eggs to China.
This would take the egg industry in Kazakhstan to a new level of development. “We are able to sell 300 to 400 million eggs to China per year. This country consumes 400 billion eggs per annum so all we need is a small window. This could be Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, which is bordering with Kazakhstan, where the feed is very expensive and there is almost no agricultural activity at all,” Mr Bozhko told the local news outlet Kapital.
Ambitious goals for egg processing sector
When it comes to processed egg products, the Kazakhstan Egg Producers Association has even more ambitious goals. The local processors already export liquid eggs at $ 15 per 20-kg pack, and egg powder at € 100 per 12-kg pack. There is a possibility to export the processed egg products not only to China and Arab countries, but also to South Korea, Japan and even to Europe. By exporting eggs and egg products Kazakhstan could generate up to $ 120 million of net revenue per year, Kazakhstan Egg Producers Association estimated.