• One of the fastest-growing economies in the world
  • The largest producer of several agri- commodities.
  • Significant investments in world-class ports, logistics & supply chain infrastructure
  • The livestock population in the country is estimated as 515 Mn of which cattle population stands at around 200 Mn
  • 851.81 M

    Total Poultry production in 2019

  • 103.3 Bn

    Egg Production in India during 2018-19

  • 3.76 MT

    Poultry Meat production in 2017-18

  • India exported meat and poultry products worth around USD 4.1 Bn in 2016-17.
  • Major export items included buffalo meat, sheep/goat meat etc.
  • Major export destinations include Vietnam, Malaysia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Indonesia.
  • India exported meat and poultry products worth around USD 5 bn in 2014-15 of which buffalo meat alone accounted for USD 4.8 Bn. Other export items include egg powder, sheep/goat meat etc.


  • In 2019, India produced 7.4 metric tonnes of meat and 2.98 Kg/day in per capital availability. 
  • The total livestock population rose 4.6% from 512 Mn in 2012 to 536 Mn in 2019.
  • 28.4% was the total contribution of the agriculture and livestock sector in India's GDP in 2017-18.
  • In 2019, India produced 7.4 metric tonnes of meat and 2.98 kg/day in per capita availability.
  • The total egg production from commercial poultry in 84.91 Billion numbers and backyard poultry is 18.41 Billion numbers contributing 82.2% and 17.8% of  total production of egg respectively.

The top 5 meat-producing states are Uttar Pradesh (15.1%), Maharastra (12.6%), West Bengal (10.6%), Andhra Pradesh (9.6%), Telangana (9.3%). They together contribute 56.9% of the total meat production in the country.

The top 5 egg-producing states are Andhra Pradesh (19.1%), Tamil Nadu (18.2%), West Bengal (8.3%), Haryana (5.9%), Telangana (13.2%). They together contribute 65% of the total egg production in the country.

Indicative Opportunity in Poultry & Meat Sector

Technology & Equipment Supplier

  • New technologies for meat & poultry processing

  • Innovations in the cold chain for better utilisation efficiency

  • New veterinary technology/services

  • Food Testing Labs

Processing Players

  • New products value-added products frozen/chilled products, RTC/RTE, Indian ethnic products/snacks

  • Egg powder plants

  • New feed formulations and manufacturing