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Argentina: dairy sector

Argentina 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: DAIRY SECTOR
  x 1.000 ton
RAW MATERIAL AREA 2013 2014 2015 2016 2016 2017 % Period
Number of cows('000) 2.193 1.950
Milk production (Mil Lt) 10.971 11.011 11.313 9.895 5.574 5.100 -8,5% Jan-Jul 2017
Milk delivery (Mil Lt) 10.229 10.236 10.475 9.153 5.133 4.696 -8,5% Jan-Jul 2017
% Delivery on production 93,0% 92,6% 92,5% 92,1%
Farm gate milk price (€ x 100 lt) 28,57 27,82 29,35 23,61 21,94 30,20 +37,7% Jan-Aug 2017
± % Over the same period of the previous year -2,6% +5,5% -19,6%
DAIRY PRODUCTION 2013 2014 2015 2016 2016 2017 % Period
Liquid milk (Mil Lt) 1.646(e) 1.725(e) 1.841(e) 1.626(e)
Butter 50(e) 48(e) 45(e) 34(e)
Cheese 547(e) 559(e) 566(e) 533(e)
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Hard cheese 64(e) 67(e) 63(e) 77(e)
Semi-hard cheese 205(e) 208(e) 199(e) 187(e)
Soft cheese 264(e) 270(e) 288(e) 252(e)
Processed cheese 13(e) 13(e) 16(e) 17(e)
WMP (Whole milk powder) 256(e) 230(e) 252(e) 146(e)
SMP (Skimmed milk powder) 38(e) 42(e) 41(e) 37(e)
Dulce de leche 133(e) 131(e) 135(e) 129(e)
Yogurt 488(e) 460(e) 459(e) 433(e)
EXPORT 2013 2014 2015 2016 2016 2017 % Period
Whey powder (HS 0404) TOP importers 78 68 64 67 44 34 -22,3% Jan-Aug 2017
Butter (HS 0405) TOP importers 18 13 8,6 5,6 3,6 2,2 -38,9% Jan-Aug 2017
Cheese (HS 0406) TOP importers 51 56 43 53 31 29 -7,7% Jan-Aug 2017
SMP (skimmed milk powder - HS 040210) TOP importers 25 22 24 26 16 13 -20,1% Jan-Aug 2017
WMP (whole milk powder - HS 040221+040229) TOP importers 182 144 138 110 73 39 -47,4% Jan-Aug 2017
Casein (HS 350110) TOP importers 7,8 6,2 8,2 3,3 1,8 1,6 -13,0% Jan-Aug 2017
Infant milk formula (HS 190110) TOP importers 22 32 25 20 14 7,8 -44,6% Jan-Aug 2017
IMPORT 2013 2014 2015 2016 2016 2017 % Period
Condensed milk (HS 040291+040299) TOP exporters 1,4 1,7 1,5 1,6 1,2 1,5 +23,9% Jan-Aug 2017
Whey powder (HS 0404) TOP exporters 5,0 3,5 0,4 0,6 0,4 0,4 -9,7% Jan-Aug 2017
Cheese (HS 0406) TOP exporters 3,3 2,8 1,2 2,8 1,4 2,8 +102,9% Jan-Aug 2017
Infant milk formula (HS 190110) TOP exporters 0,9 0,7 1,0 1,3 0,9 1,0 +13,0% Jan-Aug 2017
DOMESTIC CONSUMPTION (Source: FAS-USDA) 2013 2014 2015 2016 2016 2017(f) % Period
Cheese 507 510 506 465 465 496 +6,7% Jan-Dec 2017
Butter 41 38 41 41 41 44 +7,3% Jan-Dec 2017
SMP 17 15 17 14 14 20 +42,9% Jan-Dec 2017
WMP 95 105 114 90 90 92 +2,2% Jan-Dec 2017
PER CAPITA CONSUMPTIONS (kg) 2013 2014 2015 2016 2016 2017(f) % Period
Cheese 11,92 11,87 11,65 10,61 10,61 11,20 +5,6% Jan-Dec 2017
Butter 0,96 0,88 0,94 0,94 0,94 0,99 +6,3% Jan-Dec 2017
SMP 0,40 0,35 0,39 0,32 0,32 0,45 +41,5% Jan-Dec 2017
WMP 2,23 2,44 2,63 2,05 2,05 2,08 +1,2% Jan-Dec 2017
% Self-sufficiency 123,7% 119,7% 117,7% 118,7%
SOCIO-ECONOMIC INDICATORS 2013 2014 2015 2016 2016 2017(f) % Period
Population ('000) 42.538 42.980 43.417 43.847 43.847 44.272 +1,0% Jan-Dic 2017
GDP per capita (U.S. dollars) 12.019 (e) 12.229 (e) 12.350 (e) 12.626 (e) 12.626(e) 12.906(e) +2,2% Jan-Dic 2017
GDP per capita (€) * 9.050(e) 9.205(e) 11.131(e) 11.407(e) 11.407(e) 11.747(e) +3,0% Jan-Dic 2017
(e) estimated
* Per capita GDP in Euro is calculeted by using the yearly average exchange rate
(f): forecast
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: IHS
Source Consumption: FAS-USDA
Source GDP per capita: International Monetary Found
Source Population: FAO

Last update: 2017-10-21
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