Egg production has decreased from 2.7 million eggs per day to 700,000, Arabic daily Al-Rai reported stating that a large number of poultry farms in Kuwait stopped producing eggs recently, due to the spread of bird flu, and the culling of large quantities of chickens.
The sources pointed out that the daily local consumption of eggs amounted to about 72 thousand cartons (2.160 million eggs) per day during this period.
The daily stated that concerned authorities were working to find solutions to address the crisis noting that the Ministry of Trade and Industry had moved, under the direction of Minister Dr. Abdullah Al-Salman, to take prompt solutions, including stopping exports abroad, and communicating with the main egg suppliers to double their quotas locally.
It was agreed to expand their supply lines to increase their share from 20 percent of total consumption currently to 50 percent, and this will include Saudi, Jordanian, Spanish and Turkish eggs.
The sources pointed out that it is expected that the Minister will issue a decision to grant a subsidy estimated at one dinar for every carton of imported eggs, to ensure price stability and contain the changes that have occurred in the egg market