Poultry Products

Poultry is one of the fastest growing segments of the agricultural sector in India today. While the production of agricultural crops has been rising at a rate of 1.5 to 2 percent per annum, that of eggs and broilers has been rising at a rate of 8 to 10 percent per annum. As a result, India is now the world's fifth largest egg producer and the eighteenth largest producer of broilers. The Potential in the sector is due to a combination of factors - growth in per capita income, a growing urban population and falling real poultry prices. Poultry meat is the fastest growing component of global meat demand, and India, the world's second largest developing country, is experiencing rapid growth in its poultry sector. In India, poultry sector growth is being driven by rising incomes and a rapidly expanding middle class, together with the emergence of vertically integrated poultry producers that have reduced consumer prices by lowering production and marketing costs. Integrated production, market transition from live birds to chilled and frozen products, and policies that ensure supplies of competitively priced corn and soybeans are keys to future poultry industry growth in India. There are number of small poultry dressing plants in the country. These plants are producing dressed chickens. In addition to these plants, there are five modern integrated poultry processing plants producing dressed chicken, chicken cut parts and other chicken products. These plants will manufacture egg powder and frozen egg-yolk for export.
Areas of Production:
Over all, Tamil Nadu counts for maximum egg production. In Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad is the city with maximum poultry and hatcheries. Besides the state of Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam, Chittoor, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa and North Eastern States are the major egg contributors.
The individual products under this sub-head are as below:
Live Poultry <=85 Gram
Other Live Poultry <=185 Gram
Live Poultry > 185 Gram
Other Live Poultry >185 Gram
Edible Poultry Meat (Fresh)
Edible Poultry Meat (Frozen)
Other Poultry Meat Not Cut In Pieces
Cuts & Offals Excluding Livers
Eggs In Shell
Other Eggs
Egg Yolks Dried
Other Egg Yolks
Eggs Not In Shell (Dried/Cooked)
Eggs Not In Shell (Frozen/Preserved)
India Facts and Figures :
The country has exported 6,59,304.15 MT of Poultry products to the world for the worth of Rs. 768.72 crores during the year 2015-16.
Major Export Destinations (2015-16) : Oman, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Germany and Maldives.