Italian dairy exports between January and April increased in volume (+10.2%) and in value (+11.3%) on a trend basis, while imports declined (-12.7%). The trade balance is still negative: 838,087 tons imported against the 330,663 exported, but the balance sheet has improved.
In particular, imports to Italy of butter, milk and cream, cheeses (including hard non-DOP), declined.
In April 2017 (compared with April 2016), exports of the main cheeses increased in volume related to
- Grated Cheese or Powder (+13.7%),
- Fresh Cheese including mozzarella and ricotta (+10.9%),
- Pecorino and Fiore Sardo (+ 5.3%),
- Grana Padano and Parmigiano-Reggiano (+4%).
while exports decreased concerning
- Provolone (-0.7%),
- Gorgonzola (-2.1%),
- Asiago, Montasio, Ragusano and Caciocavallo (-41%).
Italian exports expand to all areas in the world: France, Germany, UK, Spain, non-EU Europe, North America and Oceania. And it is boom (+90.76%) for dairy exports to Africa, where 23,000 tonnes of milk equivalent (ME) are sold, against 2,000 to Asia.
It is still boom on April for milk and cream (+51.6% in quantity and +58.8% in value), with cream running fast: +250% both in volumes and in value. Also positive exports for fresh and grated cheese, powders (SMP and WMP) and infant-formula milk.
Encouraging signals for Grana Padano and Parmigiano-Reggiano (+7.7% exports in value), which increase by 11% in volume to the Netherlands and Canada. It is a positive reaction, in view of the Ceta.
|ITALIA: Dairy Trade year-to-date (April)|
|* Other products: Butter, SMP, Lactose Pharm., Other ferm.milks, Yogurt, WMP, Infant milk formula, Cond. milk , Casein, Caseinates, Lactose edibleData processed by Clal based on ISTAT source.||* Other products: Yogurt, SMP, Other ferm.milks, Whey, WMP, Infant milk formula, Casein, Cond. milk , Lactose Pharm., Caseinates, Lactose edibleData processed by Clal based on ISTAT source.|
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