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Drought crimps Fonterra’s milk production [News Oceania n°11/2019]

Period: May 13 – 24, 2019 Milk production in Australia, in the month of April 2019, decreased by 13.7% compared to the same month in 2018, due to the continuous drought and the high costs of inputs. The overall trend

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China increases dairy imports, the U.S. are penalised

China’s GDP is expected to slow down in 2019, compared to 2018 (+6.3% against 6.6%), but demand for dairy products remains high in the first four months of the year. Between January and April of this year Chinese imports grew

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Corn production: record forecasts for the new season

World production World Corn production for the 2019-20 season, which will begin on September 1, 2019, is estimated at the record level of 1133.78 Mio Tons, +1.3% compared to the current 2018-19 season. With a decrease in initial stocks and

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Population Growth and Milk Supplies

CLAL.it - World: Milk production and population

2017 world milk production increased by 1.6% and population grew by 1.1%. The growth of cow milk production (thanks also to the technology developments, sanitary controls, genetic research, nutrition…) goes along with a wealthier population. There are geographical areas, such

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EU-28 SMP export: boom to South-East Asia

European dairy exports closed the first quarter of 2019 positively: + 7.7% in volume and + 4.9% in value. The highest growth trends were for Skimmed Milk Powder (SMP), Packaged Milk, Condensed Milk, Yogurt and Lactose. Exports of Butter and

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Lower demand from China may impact New Zealand export [News Oceania n°10/2019]

Period: April 29 – May 10, 2019 Milk production in Australia decreased by 10.6% in March 2019 y-o-y. On a cumulative basis, production recorded -6.7% in the first nine months of 2018-19 season. Some analysts are not terribly optimistic that

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U.S. dairy exports are slowing, except for Fresh Cheese

The United States shipped, in March 2019, 195,163 tons of dairy products, -10.9% compared to March 2018, influenced by the negative trend in sales of Whey Powder and Skimmed Milk Powder (SMP). The decline in sales of SMP (-9.3%) reflects

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Butter and Cheddar prices moved higher [News Oceania n°9/2019]

Period: April 15 – 26, 2019 Limited supplies of new season hay are available in Northern and Southern Australia. More expensive hay is still being transported from other regions. Government subsidies remain available to help producers through this difficult period.

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China dairy import: USD 3 billion in the first quarter

The latest March 2019 updates of Chinese dairy imports show an increase of +9.8% in volume and +17.8% in value, with a strong increase in percentage of Whole Milk Powder (WMP ) and Skimmed Milk Powder (SMP), Infant Milk, Packaged

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EU Soybean import continues to be high

Global Soybean production for 2018-19 is estimated at a record level of 360.6 Mio Tons. The slight increase compared to previous estimates, reflects favorable weather in Brazil, the world’s Soybean biggest exporter, in particular in the Rio Grande do Sul,

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