International Dairy Markets


In 2011, the value of U.S. dairy exports reached $4.82 billion, up 29 percent from 2010. In the first seven months of 2012, export value was up 16 percent over the same period in 2011. The increase reported in 2011 and first half of 2012 is not coincidental. In fact, exports have increased 21 percent annually over the last eight years. The fastest growing markets in the first seven months of 2012 were China, with growth rate of 43 percent, South America at 52 percent and Oceania at 70 percent. While China and South America may be easily explained by a rise in population, income and increase in U.S. dairy industry competitiveness, the reason for growth of exports to Oceania (New Zealand) is due to usage of lactose exported from the United States for standardization of milk powder products New Zealand exports further. . . . November 2012 ... International Dairy Markets



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