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Everything is getting more expensive because everything else is, including when it comes to eggs. Like it has all industries, the pandemic has shaped the story of the egg market over the past two years, and that story hasn’t been a linear one. When the pandemic hit, there was a big spike in demand for eggs. People were cooking more at home, and eggs are often an item people could easily buy and store.
The carton companies are struggling to make deliveries. Everybody’s raising their prices on everything, from cartons to corrugated boxes to the plastic wrap that goes around the eggs.
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The egg industry, like every industry, is facing higher prices and challenges that are leading to costlier eggs for consumers overall.
From groceries to gas, prices are up on a multitude of items — including one particular consumer staple: eggs.
Eggs don’t paint the full inflation picture in the US, but they do a part of it — it’s more expensive to feed chickens and move eggs around, so it’s more expensive to produce and move eggs, so it’s more expensive for consumers to buy eggs.
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