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Why Swiss eggs are so popular as for a long time

In the Swiss market in eggs is high mood. Not just because the Easter Bunny is currently for sale highlight of the year. But mainly because Swiss eggs are always popular. The Per capita consumption has increased in the year 2018 to 181 eggs. This is the highest value for the past 16 years, as the Federal office for agriculture (foag).

Overall, the Swiss egg production to controls directly on the billion mark: The 2.9 million hens laid last year, 974 million eggs, equivalent to a growth of 3.6 percentage points compared to the previous year.

In the year of 2018 were consumed in Switzerland, a total of 1,545 billion eggs, including the processing of eggs. The increase of 0.5 percentage points can be explained, on the one hand, with the growing residential population. On the other hand, the egg market is benefiting from the societal Trend towards healthy eating, natural and organic, of the Bio-agriculture as a whole with a hearty thrust, driving the production of organic eggs.

Happy Swiss chicken laid 2018, ten million eggs more than in the previous year and reached a record of 169 million a piece. Meanwhile, each of the fifth, which is almost in Switzerland, produced the Egg from an organic farm, at the same time, the number of free-rose eggs; they now account for almost two-thirds (62 percent) of the total domestic production. On the track, the soil conservation eggs.

in Parallel, the retail trade has developed: Here is now placed every fifth sold the shell egg of an organic chicken, and free range eggs are booming while sales of domestic floor decreases range eggs.

anyone Who thinks that cage-free eggs belonged to the past, you are wrong: in 2018, nearly a third of all the eggs were in the retail sector from foreign Soil maintenance (+2.3 percent). Together with the domestic ground for the attitude of the eggs over half of all shell eggs in the shelves of Coop and co.

to change the Migros and announced, last Easter, to banish, by 2020, soil conservation eggs completely out of your range. The conversion of stage-by-stage success to the cooperative, says Migros spokeswoman. Geneva and Lucerne had changed in the autumn of 2018 as the first full-on Swiss free-range eggs. In January 2019, the Migros cooperatives Aare and Zurich followed. For the budget eggs cheap free country buys eggs from abroad. Kunz: "the goal here is to keep the price as low as possible."

the price differences are considerable. For a Bodenhaltungsei the Consumer currently pays 43 cents, an Egg from free-range costs 62 cents, and the Egg from the organic chicken proud 81 cents – more than three times as much as an Import-Egg. The extra cost for an organic Egg is explained by the costs that the farmers have, due to more stringent production rules. A Bio must have chicken at least five square meters of the outlet, while a Soil conservation-the hen never sees the sky, and just 0.1 square meters of space required. And an organic chicken gets only expensive organic food.

That egg prices in the Rest of the right are stable, is due to the fact that the retail trade has been completed, clear purchase contracts with the producers. "Will be produced, what is ordered, and this leads to fixed prices for a year," says Conradin Bolliger, head of market analysis at BLW.

the joy of The Egg was in spite of the current euphoria is even bigger. Thus, the Per-capita consumption 40 years ago, with an impressive 220 eggs in this country, and then decreased gradually up to the turn of the Millennium. To blame for the decline was the scandals, a series of "Egg", as the food researcher Christine Brombach of the ZHAW says. On the other, the "cholesterol hysteria" was responsible for this, since the eggs until a few years ago because of their cholesterol content unhealthy were considered. Also, the food industry has regagiert and processed fewer eggs in baked goods, Pasta or desserts. All of this had led to a decline in egg consumption.

In the last few years has not changed the setting for the Egg, based on new findings that cholesterol intake through diet has the previously adopted negative effect on blood fat levels. Brombach: "Therefore, the eggs were relieved. They are an excellent source of protein, and people eat less meat, eat therefore, instead of an Egg."

Even though Switzerland have Swiss used cannabis in the last year as many eggs as since 2002, not more, they can not compete in an international comparison: The German food annually to 230 eggs per capita in – 50 pieces more. How can that be? Experts behavior in the different consumer responsible for the keywords are baking and egg. The price had, however, scarcely any influence on the consumption amount. In addition, shopping tourism is not recorded in the statistics...

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 19.04.2019, 17:03 PM

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