Try our corporate solution for free!
(212) 419-8286
hadley.ward@statista.com

Consumption of pork in India 2013-2020

Over 297 thousand metric tons of pork was consumed across India in 2020. It was a slight increase compared to last year. However, the overall consumption of pork since 2013 had declined gradually.

Pig farming in India

The piggery sector in India is gaining slow but steady momentum. Owing to their fecundity, early maturity, and short generation interval, pigs are an ideal animal for intensive farming. In addition, the initial investment and maintenance is minimal. The majority of the pig population in India is distributed along the central and north-eastern belt of the country. In 2019, Assam, at over two million, had the highest population of pigs in India. Most of the pork consumption is limited to north-eastern states like Assam and Nagaland. Consequently, the north-eastern region also ranks high in pork production volume. In 2015, these states in India produced around 117 thousand metric tons of pork.

India’s total pig meat trade

India is a net importer of pork. Due to a significant share of vegetarians and Muslims in India, the demand for pork is usually limited to the hotel, restaurant, and institutional sectors (HRI). Most pork imports are in the form of processed meat. In 2018, India imported over 500 metric tons of this meat. On the other hand, the pork exports for the same year were around 270 metric tons.

Consumption volume of pork in India from 2013 to 2020

Loading statistic...
You need to log in to download this statistic
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Show detailed source information?
Register for free
Already a member?
Log in
Source

Release date

July 2020

Region

India

Survey time period

2013 to 2020

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $468 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.

Single Account
The ideal entry-level account for individual users
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references
$59 $39 / Month *
in the first 12 months
Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* Prices do not include sales tax.

Statistics on "Meat and seafood in India"

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $468 / Year
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.