Uzbekistan produced 2 billion eggs in the first nine months of this year, a year-on-year increase of 12.3%. The largest annual increase in production was at private sector farms, which saw their production rise by 39.7%.

The number of poultry at farms in Uzbekistan as of October 1 this year was 2.74 million, or 10.1 %, higher than on the same date in 2008, according to Uzbekistan's State Statistics Office. There were 3.05 million poultry on private farms as of October 1.