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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 2021 2022 2023
Indonesia 273.753 275.501 277.534
Philippines 113.880 115.559 117.337
Vietnam 97.468 98.187 98.859
Thailand 71.601 71.697 71.801
Myanmar 53.798 54.179 54.578
Malaysia 33.574 33.938 34.309
Cambodia 16.589 16.768 16.945
Laos 7.425 7.529 7.634
Singapore 5.941 5.976 6.015
Brunei Darussalam 445 449 453
ASEAN's Population 674.474 679.783 685.465
China 1.425.893 1.425.887 1.425.671
Japan 124.613 123.952 123.295
Korea, South 51.830 51.816 51.784
Australia 25.921 26.177 26.439
New Zealand 5.130 5.185 5.228
RCEP's Total Population 2.307.861 2.312.800 2.317.882
WORLD's population 7.907.459 7.973.271 8.043.479
% RCEP on WORLD 29,19% 29,01% 28,82%
Source: FAO
The RCEP Participating Countries