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Eggs are not only an important source of nutrition for many people in urban India, but are a key ingredient in bakery products and processed foods.

If you still haven’t realised how over 12% inflation can impact your finances, just consider this. Even a moderate 7% annual rise in the price of eggs since 1991 has pushed up their prices by more than three times.

Then: The retail price of one dozen eggs was Rs 10 in 1991

Now: They now sell for Rs 32 a dozen, a 220%rise in 17 years

Then: If the price of eggs keeps rising at the same rate, one dozen eggs may cost Rs 102 in 2025

Eggs are not only an important source of nutrition for many people in urban India, but are a key ingredient in bakery products and processed foods. Any rise in egg prices has a ripple effect on items such as cakes, biscuits, certain desserts and mayonnaise.