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RCEP: Milk Producers and Exporters

This page contains an analysis of the trade relationships linked to the dairy sector, within the RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership) trade agreement, signed on 15 November 2020.

Fifteen countries have formed the world's largest trading bloc, covering nearly 30% of the world’s population and GDP.

RCEP brings together:
  • the 10 ASEAN states: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, with

  • 5 other partner countries: Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea.

Legal Text of the RCEP Agreement

Population of RCEP Countries
(Thousand People)
Country 2018 2019 2020
Indonesia 267.671 270.626 273.524
Philippines 106.651 108.117 109.581
Vietnam 95.546 96.462 97.339
Thailand 69.428 69.626 69.800
Myanmar 53.708 54.045 54.410
Malaysia 31.528 31.950 32.366
Cambodia 16.250 16.487 16.719
Laos 7.062 7.169 7.276
Singapore 5.758 5.804 5.850
Brunei Darussalam 429 433 437
ASEAN's Population 654.031 660.719 667.302
China 1.427.648 1.433.784 1.439.324
Japan 127.202 126.860 126.476
Korea, South 51.172 51.225 51.269
Australia 24.898 25.203 25.500
New Zealand 4.743 4.783 4.822
RCEP's Total Population 2.289.694 2.302.574 2.314.693
WORLD's population 7.676.562 7.758.940 7.840.274
% RCEP on WORLD 29,83% 29,68% 29,52%
Source: FAO
The RCEP Participating Countries