Commercial Poultry in Pakistan was established in 1962. It is one of the largest agro based segment of Pakistan having an investment of more than 750 Billion rupees. Poultry Industry of Pakistan is making a tremendous contribution in bridging the available animal protein source for our masses and as such is an effective check upon the spiraling animal protein prices. Therefore we are already consuming less protein as per required standards. Poultry Industry generates employment and provides source of income to more than 1.5 million people of Pakistan directly and Indirectly.

Present Status

  • Presently turnover of Pakistan Poultry Industry is about 750 Billion rupees.
  • Poultry sector generates employment and income for 1.5 Million people directly and indirectly.
  • Poultry sector is one of the most organized branches of the agro based sector of Pakistan. Its growth rate is 10-12% per annum.
  • At present over 190 Billion rupees worth of agriculture produce and by products of agriculture are being used in poultry feed.
  • There are over 15000 poultry farms spread deep into the rural areas across the country from Karachi to Peshawar. Capacity of farms range from 5,000 to 500,000 broilers.
  • Marketing channels of broilers and eggs are predominantly in the unorganized sector.
  • 40-45% of the total meat consumption is being procured from commercial poultry .
  • Poultry Slaughterhouses, Processing/Value addition in organized sector is 5-6%
  • Annually we are producing 18,000 million table eggs.
  • Annually we are producing 2250 million kilo grams chicken meat.
  • In our country per capita consumption of meat is only 7 kilo grams and 65-70 eggs annually. Whereas developed world is consuming about 40 kilo grams meat and over 300 eggs per capita per year .
  • As per standard of world health organization, daily requirement of animal protein for a person is 27 grams where as our people are consuming 17 grams only . Therefore we are already consuming less animal protein as per required standards.


Broiler parent stock placement 13 million
Broiler day old chicks 1560 million
Broiler Marketed 1404 million
Chicken Meat 2250 million kilo gram
Layer parent stock 0.925 million
Commercial Layer 60 million
Layer table eggs 18,000 million
Feed production 8.50 million ton
Contribution to GDP 2.0%


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