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China’s thirst for milk

What is the milk self-sufficiency rate in China? Do Chinese people have a sufficiently structured supply chain to meet the needs of domestic consumption of more than 1.4 billion people? These are two questions that arise in light of the

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EU and Italian dairy export keeps on improving in 2019

EU dairy export increased in January-Mary 2019 both in quantity (+8.4%) and in value (+8.8%), supported by a significant increase in May (+14.5% in value). Infant milk formula, mainly destined for China, Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia, and Cheese, which

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US President Trump increasing import tariffs: would it be a crisis for Italian Cheeses? [Interview]

Attilio Zanetti, vice president of the European Dairy Association, the European federation based in Brussels that brings together all the European dairy associations of the EU Member States, the italian Assolatte included, confides his concerns to us about the commercial

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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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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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SMP and Butter export from India speeds up

After three years of deadlock (2015-2017), India starts again the exports of dairy products, which between January and December 2018 increased by 136.5%, driven almost exclusively by Skimmed Milk Powder (SMP) and Butter. Lower SMP unit prices contribute to the

Posted in Dairy export, India

Chinese dairy import peaks in January

Chinese dairy import in January, after a month of December marked by growing imports, continued the positive trend. The monthly balance shows an increase of 17.3% in the quantities imported and a +20% in value compared to January 2018. On

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EU-28: Dairy export bounced in October

The EU-28 dairy export, in October, recovered in quantity (+12.5%) and in value (+6.8%). The export of Cheese, strategic product for EU due to the intrinsic dairy tradition, improved. The main target markets are those with the highest spending power:

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SMP competitive prices push EU and US exports higher

The European Union dairy export, in September 2018, showed a decrease both in quantity (-0.4%) and in value (-2.6%) compared to September 2017. Considering the export of dairy products, the average milk value is 39.25 €/100 kg. Cheese export is

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