Argentina: dairy sector

This page contains data regarding key components of the Argentinian dairy industry over a given time period.

The following report:
  • highlights the complexity of the industry, which should be considered from several viewpoints: the commodities area, the variety of dairy derivatives, transit trade and domestic consumption;

  • indicates how the export-import ratio is completely in favour of exports - of WMP in particular;

  • stresses the particular features of a traditional product that is prevalent in domestic consumption: the dulce de leche.
ARGENTINA
  x 1.000 ton 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Raw material area
Number of cows ('000 head) 2.150 2.100 2.100 2.336 2.193  
Milk production 10.010 10.055 10.308 11.206 11.339 11.184
Deliveries to dairies (Mil Lt) 9.262 9.306 9.542 10.442 10.559 10.414
Dairy production
Liquid milk (Mil Lt) 1.825 1.815 1.856 1.880 1.931  
Yoghurt 519 515 491 517 514  
Cream 39 43 40 43 47  
Butter 51 51 50 54 53  
Cheese 491 508 520 536 564  
Condensed milk 6,9 6,3 6,8 6,4 5,7  
WMP (whole milk powder) 200,1 191,8 205,3 280,0 280,6  
SMP (skimmed milk powder) 25 33 34 39 32  
Whey powder 25 47 29 33 66  
Dulche de Leche 125 129 131 127 144  
Casein 8,6 8,4 7,3 9,2 9,2  
Export
Butter (HS 0405) TOP importers
22 17 15 27 21 18
Cheese (HS 0406) TOP importers
36 48 45 60 54 51
SMP (skimmed milk powder - HS 040210) TOP importers
14 13 20 19 14 25
WMP (whole milk powder - HS 040221+040229) TOP importers
103 147 128 201 201 182
Whey powder (HS 0404) TOP importers
37 39 45 70 65 78
Casein (HS 350110) TOP importers
7,9 7,4 5,6 8,5 7,8 7,8
Import
Butter (HS 0405) TOP exporters
0,0 0,0 1,5 0,3 0,0 0,9
Cheese (HS 0406) TOP exporters
2,8 2,7 3,2 3,4 3,5 3,3
SMP (skimmed milk powder - HS 040210) TOP exporters
0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,1 0,0
WMP (whole milk powder - HS 040221+040229) TOP exporters
0,0 0,5 0,5 0,0 2,5 0,3
Whey powder (HS 0404) TOP exporters
6,7 1,5 2,3 8,7 14 5,0
Casein (HS 350110) TOP exporters
0,0 0,1 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0
Domestic consumption
Butter 29 31 36      
Cheese 451 503 471 478 511  
Per capita consumptions (kg)            
Milk 49,78 52,47 52,76 51,39 51,91 52,60
Cheese 11,36 12,56 11,67 11,73 12,44 12,62
Butter 0,74 0,76 0,89 0,83 0,92 0,97
SMP 0,23 0,42 0,45 0,47 0,44 0,41
WMP 1,89 1,35 1,86 2,19 2,19 2,29
Socio-Economic Indicators
Population ('000) 39.676 40.024 40.374 40.729 41.087 41.446
GDP per capita (U.S. dollars) 8.270 7.708 9.162 (e) 10.959 (e) 11.576 (e) 12.019 (e)
GDP per capita (€) * 5.634 5.532 6.911 (e) 7.874 (e) 9.008 (e) 9.050 (e)
(e) estimated
* Per capita GDP in Euro is calculeted by using the yearly average exchange rate
NOTE:Per capita consumptions are obtained dividing total consumption (Source FAS-USDA e Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganaderia y Pesca) by the population (Source FAO)

Source Raw milk area: Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganadería y Pesca; Number of cows: FAO
Source Dairy production: Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganadería y Pesca
Source Export and Import: GTIS
Source Domestic Consumption: Ministerio de Agricultura, Ganadería y Pesca Source GDP per capita: International Monetary Found
Source Population: FAO

Last update: 2014-10-22
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NOTE:Access to World Dairy Trade, which also contains the processing of Import / Export of the Argentina with MONTHLY UPDATES, is reserved for Supporters of CLAL.it