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Chinese dairy imports continue to grow, although at a slower pace

After the trade tensions with the U.S., China has stopped all official updates of dairy import data. On the basis of the figures provided by the exporting countries, we can still outline a positive trend in Chinese imports. The first half of 2018 shows an increase in global dairy exports to China of 3.8% y-o-y, with the EU and the U.S. increasing by +1.1% and +17.7 respectively, while New Zealand loses ground (-6.4%). The EU is approaching the milestone of

Chinese dairy imports continue to grow, although at a slower pace

After the trade tensions with the U.S., China has stopped all official updates of dairy import data. On the basis of the figures provided by the exporting countries, we can still outline a positive trend in Chinese imports. The first half of 2018 shows an increase in global dairy exports to China of 3.8% y-o-y, with the EU and the U.S. increasing by +1.1% and +17.7 respectively, while New Zealand loses ground (-6.4%). The EU is approaching the milestone of

Corn and Soybean yields increase in the U.S. [Corn and Soybean - n°8/2018]

Global Corn and Soybean production for the season 2018-19 is projected higher in comparison with July estimates, mainly on the

Dairy market steadily improving in Argentina [News South America n°15/2018]

Period: July 23 – August 3, 2018 Milk production has been variable in South America, mainly driven by mixed climate

WMP and SMP exports down in May and June [News Oceania n°16/2018]

Period: July 23 – August 3, 2018 Australia is at the beginning of the seasonal dairy manufacturing and trading activity.

WMP and SMP exports down in May and June [News Oceania n°16/2018]

Period: July 23 – August 3, 2018 Australia is at the beginning of the seasonal dairy manufacturing and trading activity.

Corn and Soybean yields increase in the U.S. [Corn and Soybean - n°8/2018]

Global Corn and Soybean production for the season 2018-19 is projected higher in comparison with July estimates, mainly on the

Dairy market steadily improving in Argentina [News South America n°15/2018]

Period: July 23 – August 3, 2018 Milk production has been variable in South America, mainly driven by mixed climate

WMP and SMP exports down in May and June [News Oceania n°16/2018]

Period: July 23 – August 3, 2018 Australia is at the beginning of the seasonal dairy manufacturing and trading activity.

coordinator

Leo Bertozzi

Agronomist, expertise in food management, quality production and dairy knowledge.

CLAL.it Team

The CLAL.it team is composed of young people who, with the help of Computer Science, study the dairy market and develop tools to provide the Operators of the dairy sector with a comprehensive real-time view of the Italian and international market trends.

 
coordinator

Leo Bertozzi

Agronomist, expertise in food management, quality production and dairy knowledge.

CLAL.it Team

The CLAL.it team is composed of young people who, with the help of Computer Science, study the dairy market and develop tools to provide the Operators of the dairy sector with a comprehensive real-time view of the Italian and international market trends.

coordinator

Leo Bertozzi

Agronomist, expertise in food management, quality production and dairy knowledge.

CLAL.it Team

The CLAL.it team is composed of young people who, with the help of Computer Science, study the dairy market and develop tools to provide the Operators of the dairy sector with a comprehensive real-time view of the Italian and international market trends.

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More Italian Cheese on global market

CLAL.it - Italy: Import/Export of Cheese and Curd (Mio Euro)Exports of Italian dairy products in the first quarter 2018 had an opposite trend compared to the European Union. While the EU trend in the first three months saw an increase in quantity (+2.5% y-o-y) and a decrease in value (-0.9%), the Italian dairy sector recorded a diametrically opposite trend, with a decrease in export in quantity (-5.6%), but a good performance in terms of value, which even grew by 4.9% on a trend basis. Does it mean that Italian

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Milk production on the rise [News Oceania n°15/2018]

Period: July 9 – 20, 2018 Winter planting is nearly complete in Australia. Many areas in the West have received good rainfall, supporting the crops growth. It remains uncertain what will result in currently drier central regions. Dairy Producers with fewer than 300 cow herds (about one half of Australian Dairy Producers) are advocating to receive higher milk pay prices and are asking Fonterra for a more equitable pay system. The new dairy season in New Zealand started positively, marking +11.2% in June 2018 compared to June 2017. However, this is the month in which milk production is at the lowest seasonal levels. In New Zealand there are some tensions related to the expansion of dairy farms, which involves land more in need of irrigation, and animal welfare. Butter prices in Oceania are weaker. Buyers expect increasing butter supplies as the season picks up. Most butter shipments are made from stock held as inventory, not from current production. Prices are weaker also for WMP. Particularly at this time of year, most price signals in Oceania respond to GDT events more than market spot sales. SMP prices in Oceania are slightly higher. Negotiations for new season production have led to contracting

Dairy farmers challenged by increased costs in South America [news South America n°14/2018]

Period: July 9 – 20, 2018 Despite the increase in milk production, boosted by favorable weather, dairy farmers in South America are challenged by currency devaluations and increased operating costs. In Argentina milk production is climbing (+7.84% Jan-May 2018 year-over-year), but farmers are still trying to recover from the devaluation of the Argentine peso. In addition, higher grains and operating costs are squeezing margins. Domestic cheese sales and export volumes increased, but it will take time for the farm situation to improve. Good weather