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China’s import: EU is the main SMP supplier [China's dairy import update]

The European Union is increasing its exports of skimmed milk powder (SMP) to China: in October it is the leading exporter of SMP to China, surpassing New Zealand, which has been the main supplier in the period January – October

Posted in China, EU, Import, Ireland

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

Posted in Cheese, China, Dairy export, EU

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

Posted in Cheese, Dairy export, EU

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

Posted in Cheese, Dairy export, EU, United States

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

Posted in China, EU, United States

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

Posted in Dairy export, EU, Milk

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

Posted in Dairy export, EU

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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Posted in China, EU, Soy, United States

Ukraine boosts Corn exports

Global Corn production for the 2018-19 season is estimated at 1107.4 Mio Tons, higher than the previous forecasts and +2.9% from last season. Brazil  Corn  production is raised,  reflecting improved yield prospects for  second-crop corn. Argentina corn is higher based

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Posted in Corn, EU, Feed, United States

EU Soybean import from the US: the boom continues

Global Soybean production for the 2018-19 season is estimated at the record level of 360.1 Mio Tons, although slightly down (-0.3%) compared to last month forecast, reflecting a lower production decline expected in Brazil (-0.5 Mio Tons), given the dry

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Posted in EU, South America, Soy, UE, United States