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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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Raw milk area
Number of cows ('000 head) 2.193
Milk production (Mil Lt) 11.339 10.971 11.011 11.313 9.711
Milk delivery (Mil Lt) 10.559 10.229 10.236 10.475 8.968
% Delivery on production 93,1% 93,2% 93,0% 92,6% 92,4%
Farm gate milk price € x 100 lt 26,84 28,57 27,82 29,35 23,61
± % on previous year   +6,5% -2,6% +5,5% -19,6%
Dairy production
Liquid milk (Mil Lt) 1.696 1.646(e) 1.725(e) 1.841(e)
Butter 53 50(e) 48(e) 45(e)
Cheese 564 547(e) 559(e) 566(e)
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Hard cheese 73 64(e) 67(e) 63(e)
Semi-hard cheese 201 205(e) 208(e) 199(e)
Soft cheese 276 264(e) 270(e) 288(e)
Processed cheese 15 13(e) 13(e) 16(e)
WMP (Whole milk powder) 281 256(e) 230(e) 252(e)
SMP (Skimmed milk powder) 32 38(e) 42(e) 41(e)
Dulce de leche 144 133(e) 131(e) 135(e)
Yogurt 514 488(e) 460(e) 459(e)
Export
Bulk and packed milk (HS 040110+040120) TOP importers 5,2 4,1 3,8 2,4 1,2
Infant milk formula (HS 190110) TOP importers 26 22 32 25 20
Butter (HS 0405) TOP importers 21 18 13 8,6 5,6
Cheese (HS 0406) TOP importers 54 51 56 43 53
SMP (skimmed milk powder - HS 040210) TOP importers 14 25 22 24 26
WMP (whole milk powder - HS 040221+040229) TOP importers 201 182 144 138 110
Polvere di siero (HS 0404) TOP importers 65 78 68 64 67
Casein (HS 350110) TOP importers 7,8 7,8 6,2 8,2 3,3
Import
Infant milk formula (HS 190110) TOP exporters 1,2 0,9 0,7 1,0 1,3
Condensed milk (HS 040291+040299) TOP exporters 1,5 1,4 1,7 1,5 1,6
Cheese (HS 0406) TOP exporters 3,5 3,3 2,8 1,2 2,8
Polvere di siero (HS 0404) TOP exporters 14 5,0 3,5 0,4 0,6
Consumi pro-capite (kg)
Milk 50,67 48,54 47,56 48,37
Cheese 12,19 11,92 11,87 11,65
Butter 0,90 0,96 0,88 0,94
SMP 0,43 0,40 0,35 0,39
WMP 2,14 2,23 2,44 2,63
Socio-Economic Indicators
Population ('000) 42.095 42.538 42.980 43.417
GDP per capita (U.S. dollars) 11.576 (e) 12.019 (e) 12.229 (e) 12.350 (e)
GDP per capita (€) * 9.008 (e) 9.050 (e) 9.205 (e) 11.131 (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 ) by the population (Source FAO)

Source Raw milk area: Subsecretaría de Lechería - Ministerio de Agroindustria; Number of cows: FAO;
Source Dairy production: Subsecretaría de Lechería - Ministerio de Agroindustria;
Source Export and Import: GTIS
Source GDP per capita: International Monetary Found
Source Population: FAO

Last update: 2017-02-27
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