The present study entitled “Export of meat from India – An Economic Analysis” For this study time series data on country wise exports for the period 1987 to 2013 were collected from annual publications of APEDA and website, FAO year books. The collected data were evaluated for two different periods viz
. pre-WTO period: 1987-88 to 1994-95, post-WTO period 1995-96 to 2013-14 and overall period 1987-88 to 2013-14, in order to observe the effect of the WTO on export of meat. Markov chain analysis was used to analyze the market share and direction of trade of Indian meat.
The instability index for export of buffalo meat, sheep and goat meat, animal casings, processed meat and other meat indicated that export was comparatively stable during pre WTO periods as compared to post WTO period. At overall level instability index turned out to be high which could be because of low export during initial years which resulted in high variability in export.
Regarding instability of the export values of buffalo meat, sheep and goat meat, animal casings, processed meat and other meat it was observed that during overall period the extent of instability in export meat from India was high as compared to pre-WTO and post-WTO periods. During pre-WTO period instability indices for all types of meat were relatively stable as compared to post-WTO and overall period.