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Chicken egg production of the states

2012 cash recipts: Livestock: Chicken eggs

The United States is the second largest producer of eggs in the world. This category summarizes cash receipts for chicken eggs.

The table below lists 2012 cash receipts for chicken eggs in order by value and shows each state's contribution to the U.S. whole by percentage.

Iowa leads the way with cash receipts of about $990,487,000; almost 13% of the market.

Rank State Value ($1,000) % of total U.S. chicken egg receipts
1. Iowa 990,487 12.66%
2. Georgia 532,387 6.81%
3. Pennsylvania 525,166 6.71%
4. Ohio 523,067 6.69%
5. Indiana 473,931 6.06%
6. Texas 439,020 5.61%
7. Arkansas 438,769 5.61%
8. California 393,245 5.03%
9. North Carolina 392,458 5.02%
10. Alabama 351,929 4.50%
11. Michigan 229,689 2.94%
12. Mississippi 208,645 2.67%
13. Minnesota 200,705 2.67%
14. Florida 183,166 2.34%
15. Nebraska 180,755 2.31%
16. Missouri 171,113 2.19%
17. Washington 137,149 1.75%
18. Kentucky 116,078 1.48%
19. South Carolina 109,365 1.40%
20. Wisconsin 101,214 1.29%
21. Colorado 96,215 1.23%
22. New York 93,713 1.20%
23. Virginia 91,440 1.17%
24. Oklahoma 90,477 1.56%
25. Illinois 86,158 1.10%
26. Utah 72,537 0.93%
27. Maine 69,041 0.88%
28. Louisiana 58,699 0.75%
29. Tennessee 55,725 0.71%
30. Oregon 54,039 0.69%
31. Maryland 46,665 0.60%
32. Connecticut 46,490 0.59%
33. South Dakota 44,493 0.57%
34. West Virginia 40,760 0.52%
35. Montana 8,553 0.11%
36. Vermont 4,855 0.06%
37. Massachusetts 2,498 0.03%
38. Wyoming 172 Less than 0.01%
Source: USDA:Economic Research Service

The numbers listed for "Value ($1,000)" represent the value of the product or chicken_eggs in thousands of dollars. For example, a number listed as 450,000 (four hundred and fifty thousand) equates to an actual value of $450,000,000 (four hundred and fifty million dollars).

Note: Data are not collected by the Economic Research Service in surveys for some minor commodities and for some minor producing states for commodities that are surveyed. This is why percentages do not always add up to 100% and all states that produce a product may not be listed.


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