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 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Raw material area
Number of cows ('000 head) 2.100 2.100 2.150 2.193    
Milk production 10.055 10.308 11.206 11.339 11.184  
Deliveries to dairies (Mil Lt) 9.306 9.542 10.442 10.559 10.414 10.004
Farm-gate prices of raw milk € x 100 lt (VAT not included) 25,07 26,23 26,84 28,57 27,82
± % from previous year   +4,6% +2,3% +6,5% -2,6%
Dairy production
Liquid milk (Mil Lt) 1.815 1.856 1.880 1.931    
Yoghurt 515 491 517 514    
Cream 43 40 43 47    
Butter 51 50 54 53    
Cheese 508 520 536 564    
Condensed milk 6,3 6,8 6,4 5,7    
WMP (whole milk powder) 191,8 205,3 280,0 280,6    
SMP (skimmed milk powder) 33 34 39 32    
Whey powder 47 29 33 66    
Dulche de Leche 129 131 127 144    
Casein 8,4 7,3 9,2 9,2    
Export
Butter (HS 0405) TOP importers
17 15 27 21 18 13
Cheese (HS 0406) TOP importers
48 45 60 54 51 56
SMP (skimmed milk powder - HS 040210) TOP importers
13 20 19 14 25 22
WMP (whole milk powder - HS 040221+040229) TOP importers
147 128 201 201 182 144
Whey powder (HS 0404) TOP importers
39 45 70 65 78 68
Casein (HS 350110) TOP importers
7,4 5,6 8,5 7,8 7,8 6,2
Import
Butter (HS 0405) TOP exporters
0,0 1,5 0,3 0,0 0,9 0,3
Cheese (HS 0406) TOP exporters
2,7 3,2 3,4 3,5 3,3 2,8
SMP (skimmed milk powder - HS 040210) TOP exporters
0,0 0,0 0,0 0,1 0,0 0,0
WMP (whole milk powder - HS 040221+040229) TOP exporters
0,5 0,5 0,0 2,5 0,3 0,0
Whey powder (HS 0404) TOP exporters
1,5 2,3 8,7 14 5,0 3,5
Casein (HS 350110) TOP exporters
0,1 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0
Domestic consumption
Butter 31 36        
Cheese 503 471 478 511    
Per capita consumptions (kg)            
Milk 52,47 52,76 51,39 51,91 49,82 48,92
Cheese 12,56 11,67 11,73 12,44 12,14 11,92
Butter 0,76 0,89 0,96 1,02 1,06 1,00
SMP 0,42 0,45 0,47 0,44 0,41 0,36
WMP 1,35 1,86 2,19 2,19 2,29 2,39
Socio-Economic Indicators
Population ('000) 40.024 40.374 40.729 41.087 41.446 41.803
GDP per capita (U.S. dollars) 7.708 9.162 (e) 10.959 (e) 11.576 (e) 12.019 (e) 12.229 (e)
GDP per capita (€) * 5.532 6.911 (e) 7.874 (e) 9.008 (e) 9.050 (e) 9.205 (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: 2015-06-25
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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