ANALYSIS: Shell Egg Prices Drop to Five-Month Low as Demand Lessens, Supplies Mount
After holding steady for the entire back half of May, shell-egg prices have once again come under pressure amid slowing demand patterns and mounting inventories. Suppliers were hopeful that the above-average sales they’d enjoyed since the start of the pandemic would endure, but seasonal demand shifts appear to have set in – as they often do in June, when the weather warms and consumers turn their attention to colder breakfast options.
Even where orders remain slightly above average for this time of year, they’ve slowed from some of the heavier volumes reported in May. The USDA reported Wednesday that its Weekly Shell Egg Demand Indicator – an estimate of demand based on current production and inventory clearance – plunged to its lowest level in more than a year...
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