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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 2019 2020 2021
Indonesia 270.626 273.524 276.362
Philippines 108.117 109.581 111.047
Vietnam 96.462 97.339 98.169
Thailand 69.626 69.800 69.951
Myanmar 54.045 54.410 54.806
Malaysia 31.950 32.366 32.776
Cambodia 16.487 16.719 16.946
Laos 7.169 7.276 7.379
Singapore 5.804 5.850 5.897
Brunei Darussalam 433 437 442
ASEAN's Population 660.719 667.302 673.775
China 1.433.784 1.439.324 1.444.216
Japan 126.860 126.476 126.051
Korea, South 51.225 51.269 51.305
Australia 25.203 25.500 25.788
New Zealand 4.783 4.822 4.861
RCEP's Total Population 2.302.574 2.314.693 2.325.996
WORLD's population 7.713.752 7.795.085 7.875.249
% RCEP on WORLD 29,85% 29,69% 29,54%
Source: FAO
The RCEP Participating Countries