Trade Analytics

Agriculture and Food Industry In India

Last Updated: November, 2016

Introduction

India’s agrarian culture and varied regional climate have significantly contributed to the global food basket.

Indian curries, mangoes, snacks and spices are known for their excellent quality across the globe. Globally, India leads the following food segments: 

  • India accounts for 10 per cent of the world fruit production with first rank in the production of bananas (28 million tonnes , 26.2 per cent), papayas (5.5 million tonnes, 44.4 per cent) and mangoes (including mangosteens, and guavas) (18 million tonnes, 41.9 per cent)
  • India is the largest milk producer in the world (121.8 million tonnes) 
  • India has the largest buffalo population (111.0 million heads)
  • India is the largest pulses producer in the world (18 million tonnes, 25.4 per cent)
  • Among vegetables, India ranks second in world (121 million tonnes, 10.7 per cent, and first in the production of Okra (6.4 million tonnes, 73.6 per cent)

Export Highlights

During April-August 2016, exports of agricultural and processed food products totalled US$ 6.4 billion. During the period, export of cereals and animal products accounted for 41.16 per cent of the total exports, followed by livestock products (25.98 per cent), other processed foods (16.94 per cent), fresh fruits and vegetables (8.32 per cent), processed fruits and vegetables (6.52 per cent) and floriculture and seeds (1.09 per cent)

Indian agricultural/horticultural and processed foods are exported to more than 100 countries/regions; chief among them are the Middle East, Southeast Asia, SAARC countries, the EU and the US.

AGRICULTURAL AND PROCESSED FOOD PRODUCTS EXPORT DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) plays a significant role in tapping India’s agricultural strengths and works towards expanding the export potential of Indian agricultural and food products.

During April-August 2016, exports of agricultural and processed food products totalled US$ 6.4 billion.

Source: APEDA

The overall exports of agriculture and processed food for FY 2014-15 stood at US$ 21.51 billion.

Source:
DGCIS

APEDA E-BROCHURE

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Disclaimer: This information has been collected through secondary research and IBEF is not responsible for any errors in the same.

Apeda

NCUI Building 3,
Siri Institutional Area,
August Kranti Marg,
New Delhi - 110016,
India

Tel.: +91-11-26513204
Fax: +91-11-26526187
Email: headq@apeda.gov.in
Website: www.apeda.gov.in

The overall exports of agriculture and processed food for FY 2014-15 stood at US$ 21.51 billion.

Source:
DGCIS

Exports

Agriculture and Food