Easter Egg Consumption
Powered by The Incredible Egg, here are a few stats about the Easter season:
- Americans ate more than 2.7 BILLION eggs in 2017.
- At retail in 2017, 230 million dozen eggs were sold.
- Demand for eggs at Easter increased by 1.9 percent vs. 2015.
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251 million eggs are laid each day, totaling 91.63 billion eggs in 2017.
In 1911, Canadian newspaper editor Joseph Coyle invented the egg carton to solve a dispute between a local farmer and hotel owner over broken eggs. Previously, eggs were carried in egg baskets. In the 1950s, British designer H.G. Bennett updated its design, which became the norm and became the norm for egg transportation during this period.* The Easter season is defined as three weeks before and week following Easter. Figures are based on 2017 sales data from The Nielsen Co.