Research Article | Livestock Products Technology

Effect of COVID–19 Lock Down on Export and Import Trade of Meat and Meat Products in India

R. Narendra Babu, S. Ezhilvelan, A. Serma Saravana Pandian, A. Vanathi, C. Vasanthi and R. Ramani

Department of Livestock Products Technology (Meat Science), Madras Veterinary College, Chennai – 600 007, TANUVAS

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal March 2022 : 99 (3) - pages 21 to 26
(Received: , Accepted: )


The survey focussed on export trade of meat and meat products during COVID-19 lockdown which revealed export-oriented meat processing plants did not function during the lockdown period (April and May 2020) due to restricted working hours, unavailability of labours and food animals and birds for slaughter. About 90 % meat importing market was affected and this disrupted meat trade. The attitude of buyers was adversely affected towards the purchase of meat. This in turn decreased export of different types of meat especially beef, carabeef, mutton, chevon and chicken. Therefore, there was a change of nearly 20 to 40 % of overall export quantity and value of meat

Key Words: Meat export, COVID-19 lockdown, meat processing plant and export quantity

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