India: Milk production continues to grow and exports may be needed in the future

Published Dec 11, 2021

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India's population – the world's largest consumer and producer of milk when buffalo milk is included – is projected to grow by 272 million people by 2050. However, it is unclear whether the country's dairy sector will produce enough to meet their growing demand for milk and dairy products, or whether production will exceed domestic needs.

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According to a 2019 United Nations report, India could supplant China as the most populous country in the world by 2027 and remain in that position until the end of the century. In 2019, India's economy surpassed that of the United Kingdom and France as the fifth largest in the world, with a GDP of US$ 2.94 trillion. “After experiencing sustained growth in recent years, India is ready to consolidate its position as the world's largest producer and consumer of milk,” said Monica Ganley, analyst for the Daily Dairy Report and director of Quarterra, an agricultural consulting firm in Buenos Aries. According to a recent report by the USDA Global Agricultural Information Network, India's milk production is expected to grow by 2.2% in 2021, reaching a total of 199 million tons. The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) expects production to grow 2.3% next year. In the next decade, the USDA projects that milk production in India will increase by another 130 million tons. While most of the ...
Source: Milkpoint
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