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India world’s third largest meat exporter

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LAHORE, JUL 31 (DNA) – India has become the third largest country in the world to export meat, according to a report published by Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation (OECD). OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2017-2026 report reveals that India exported 1.56 million tonnes of beef last year “Its position as the third-largest beef exporter, accounting for 16 per cent of global exports in 2026” by exporting 1.93 tonnes that year.

The report has not specified the type of meat however; it is being said that majority of it is beef.

According to the OECD database, India imported 363,000 tonnes of beef last year and the amount is expected to remain on the same position for the next 10 years.. The total world beef exports in 2016 was 10.95 million tonnes and was expected to increase to 12.43 million tonnes by 2026, according to the FAO.

Meanwhile, Brazil tops the list of world’s largest meat exporter while Australia occupies the second slot.