Live Animal Export rises despite the fall in Overall Exports

June 13, 2016

It is interesting to see that despite the consecutive fall of seven month in exports till April 2016, the export of live animal grew up by 400 per cent in 2015-16, according to the latest data released by Department of Commerce. The exports of live animal stood at $68 million in 2015-16, as compared to $12 million a year ago, around 439 per cent growth.

Although the export of live cow or beef (meat of cow, oxen, calf) is banned according to the Meat Export Policy, India stands as the world’s largest exporter of buffalo meat. Sheep export stood at $25 million in 2015-16, which was $10,000 a year before and it is majorly exported to Gulf nations, primarily to United Arab Emirates. Similarly goat exports rose to $42 million in 2015-16, which was $11 million a year ago.