Egg – Chicken prices to drop in 2024!



Minister of Agriculture Mahinda Amaraweera has assured that egg and chicken prices will likely decrease next year and remains stable thereafter.

Speaking at today’s (14) Presidential Media Centre (PMC) news conference under the theme ‘Collective Path to a Stable Country’, he confirmed that there will be no need for egg imports from next year.”

Minister Mahinda Amaraweera highlighted that our country’s poultry and egg production industry, despite being self-sufficient, experienced a decline due to reduced animal feed production caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic crisis. 

Currently, the entire poultry and egg production for the nation is handled by the private sector, with the total chicken population across all farms exceeding 3,420,000.


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