Milk production in India was up by over 4% in the past 12 months, according to a recent survey by the country’s finance ministry. India has actually been the world’s top milk producing country since 1997, but this is the first time it has beat the entire EU.

On a country basis, the US is the second highest producer with China coming third. China is also the world’s largest importer of dairy produce although its milk consumption per capita is much lower than average.

India has 75 million dairy farms, more than anywhere else in the world. The majority of Indian milk comes from buffaloes, not cows. The US is still the number one cow milk producing country in the world.

Read more about agriculture in India

India - Untapped agricultural potential not helped by political bureaucracy