The March edition of Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook published by the Economic Research Service of the USDA forecasts shell egg exports at 221 million dozen in 2009, a 7% increase over 2008. 

Traditional purchasers of shell eggs including Canada, Japan, Hong Kong and Mexico will continue to be the major importers. Demand will increase progressively during the year consistent with an anticipated improvement in world economic conditions.