Ovostar Union, one of the leading egg and egg products producer in Ukraine, in January-March 2019 cut shell eggs sales by 2% year-over-year, to 335 million.
According to a company report on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE) last week, export sales of shell eggs grew by 35% year-over-year and reached 186 million, which represents 56% of total number of eggs sold in Q1 2019 (40% in Q1 2018).
Average price of eggs in Q1 2019 decreased 8% year-over-year in U.S. dollar terms, to $0.069 per egg.
The volume of eggs produced in Q1 2019 was 384 million, a slight decline year-over-year. The volume of eggs processed in Q1 2019 grew by 3% year-over-year and reached 142 million.
The volume of dry egg products sold amounted to 532 tonnes, out of which 373 tonnes, or 70%, were exported.
The volume of liquid egg products sold was 3,498 tonnes, out of which export sales equaled 1,636 tonnes or 47%.
Average price of dry egg products decreased year-over-year by 8% to $4.63 per kg; average price of liquid egg products fell by 2%, to $1.46 per kg.
As of March 31, 2019 the company’s total flock equaled 7.86 million hens, including 6.67 laying hens.
“In the first quarter of 2019 unfavorable price dynamics was observed on the local market. However, the company managed to balance the situation by increasing its exports. In general, we are satisfied with the results achieved in the reporting period,” Ovostar CEO Borys Bielikov said.