India's Dairy Sector: Structure, Performance, and Prospects

Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry Outlook No. (LDPM-272-01) 49 pp, March 2017

by Maurice Landes, Jerry Cessna, Lindsay Kuberka, and Keithly Jones

India is the world’s largest producer and consumer of milk. Growth in milk supply and demand has been robust, but projections indicate that production targets will be difficult to reach without stronger gains in productivity. India is now a small net exporter of dairy products, but trade policies have facilitated imports when shortages lead to high domestic prices.

Keywords: India, dairy, trade policy, cattle herd, water buffalo, USDA projections

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