COIMBATORE: Rising purchasing power, changing food habits and increasing urbanisation would sustain the robust growth being witnessed by the poultry industry. The demand for broiler meat would continue to grow at 8%-10% a year while table egg demand would increase 4%-5% in long term, ratings agency ICRA has estimated.
Domestic poultry meat production (broiler - carcass weight) is estimated to have increased from less than 1 million tonnes in 2000 to 3.4 million tonnes in 2012 with per capita consumption increasing from 0.8 kg to 2.8 kg per annum during the period. Table egg production is estimated to have increased from 30 billion eggs in 2000 to 66 billion eggs in 2012 with per capita egg consumption increasing from 28 to 55 eggs during that period. Read more
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