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More egg-laying hens than chickens?

PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:22 am
by Saulius
According to, there were 2,171,000 chickens in Latvia in 2017. According to, there were 2,310,000 egg-laying hens in Latvia in 2017. I don’t understand how can there be more egg-laying hens than chickens in general because the number of chickens should include egg-laying hens. Is that a mistake in the data? Both numbers come from official data. There is the same problem with 2017 data for Bangladesh, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, French Guiana, and Iceland.

Re: More egg-laying hens than chickens?

PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:15 pm
by faostatTeam
Dear Sir/Madam,
Thank you for your message, and thank you for pointing this out. We will be correcting the data at the end of this year.
Best regards,


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