May 23, 2023
Taiwan plans to reduce egg imports as supply stabilises
Taiwan's Council of Agriculture (COA) announced that Taiwan will soon be able to reduce its reliance on egg imports as supply stabilises, ensuring that consumers will no longer face shortages while farmers can receive satisfactory prices, Taiwan News reported.
Over the past two months, Taiwan has imported millions of eggs from various countries, including the United States, Japan, Thailand, Turkey, and Brazil.
Chen Chi-chung, COA Minister, said that the daily demand for eggs in Taiwan stands at 24 million, while the current supply ranges from 300,000 to 500,000 eggs. Although imports are expected to reach their peak in June, the minister assured that they will gradually decline thereafter.
Taiwan already has over 31 million chickens raised specifically for egg production. Additionally, the COA plans to assist farmers in enhancing the quality of their farms and equipment to mitigate the impact of fluctuating temperatures on egg production.
Chen said that it is important to maintain a stable supply and expressed the hope of achieving a balance between domestic production and contracts with foreign producers. The goal is to have 30 million eggs sourced domestically and another 30 million through agreements with international suppliers.
- Taiwan News