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Australia: dairy sector


This page contains data regarding key components of the Australian dairy industry over a given time period.


The purpose of this report is two-fold:

  • on the one hand, it describes the products that this industry produces, including commodities and various derivatives (butter, concentrated butter, cheese, milk powder, whey powder, casein, etc.);

  • on the other hand, it shows the overall exports of processed products - due to surplus production in relation to the population.

AUSTRALIA: DAIRY SECTOR
  '000 Ton
RAW MATERIAL AREA 2015 2016 2017 2018 2018 2019 % Period
Dairy cows ('000 head) 1.562 1.520 1.520 1.525 (s)
(Dairy Season)1) (2015/16) (2016/17) (2017/18) (2018/19)
Milk production (Million liters) 9.841 9.211 9.194 9.025 1.425 1.257 -11,7% Jan-Feb 2019
± % Over the same period of the previous year -6,4% -0,2% -1,8%
DAIRY PRODUCTION 2015 2016 2017 2018 2018 2019 % Period
Liquid milk 2.520 2.505
(Dairy Season)1) (2015/16) (2016/17)
Butter 83 74 57 48
Butteroil 16 13 9,6 9,6
Cheese 324 326 348 330
WMP (whole milk powder) 85 56 77 57
SMP (skimmed milk powder) 266 238 187 183
BMP (butter milk powder) 11 9,8 7,1 5,7
Whey powder 47 49 49 44
EXPORT 2015 2016 2017 2018 2018 2019 % Period
Bulk and packed milk (HS 040110+040120)
TOP importers
152 176 199 212 29 33 +13,6% Jan-Feb 2019
Cream (HS 040130+040140+040150)
TOP importers
9,8 9,8 8,7 8,3 1,4 1,4 +0,0% Jan-Feb 2019
Butter (HS 0405)
TOP importers
34 31 16 16 2,0 3,4 +71,7% Jan-Feb 2019
di cui:
Anhydrous Milk Fat (HS 040590)
TOP importers
10 8,4 4,6 5,6 0,7 0,9 +30,9% Jan-Feb 2019
Cheese (HS 0406)
TOP importers
171 167 171 172 25 25 -2,7% Jan-Feb 2019
WMP (whole milk powder - HS 040221+040229)
TOP importers
65 70 55 55 12 6,8 -41,2% Jan-Feb 2019
Condensed milk (HS 040291+040299)
TOP importers
20 31 39 37 4,5 8,0 +79,2% Jan-Feb 2019
SMP (skimmed milk powder - HS 040210)
TOP importers
201 163 157 155 25 32 +27,1% Jan-Feb 2019
Whey powder (HS 0404)
TOP importers
28 44 33 40 4,6 7,9 +72,5% Jan-Feb 2019
Lactose pharmaceutical (HS 170211)
TOP importers
5,6 5,8 4,1 5,9 0,7 0,9 +22,0% Jan-Feb 2019
Infant milk formula (HS 190110)
TOP importers
10 22 28 45 3,7 9,6 +157,3% Jan-Feb 2019
IMPORT 2015 2016 2017 2018 2018 2019 % Period
Cream (HS 040130+040140+040150)
TOP exporters
2,6 2,7 3,0 3,2 0,7 0,5 -20,4% Jan-Feb 2019
Butter (HS 0405)
TOP exporters
21 29 34 40 7,6 6,9 -8,5% Jan-Feb 2019
Cheese (HS 0406)
TOP exporters
89 99 116 98 21 19 -11,0% Jan-Feb 2019
WMP (whole milk powder - HS 040221+040229)
TOP exporters
11 16 28 28 4,2 4,3 +3,2% Jan-Feb 2019
SMP (skimmed milk powder - HS 040210)
TOP exporters
9,5 6,4 8,1 13 1,6 2,4 +53,5% Jan-Feb 2019
Whey powder (HS 0404)
TOP exporters
13 17 18 16 2,8 2,0 -28,1% Jan-Feb 2019
Lactose pharmaceutical (HS 170211)
TOP exporters
21 7,4 18 10 2,8 1,0 -65,6% Jan-Feb 2019
Lactose edible (HS 170219)
TOP exporters
5,9 10 5,5 14 1,7 0,9 -49,6% Jan-Feb 2019
Infant milk formula (HS 190110)
TOP exporters
23 33 38 36 8,3 5,7 -31,6% Jan-Feb 2019
DOMESTIC CONSUMPTION (Source: FAS-USDA) 2015 2016 2017 2018 2018 2019(f) % Period
Cheese 270 275 291 296 296 305 +3,0% Jan-Dec 2019
Butter 94 102 115 122 122 130 +6,6% Jan-Dec 2019
SMP 85 82 83 84 84 71 -15,5% Jan-Dec 2019
WMP 30 30 32 35 35 37 +5,7% Jan-Dec 2019
PER CAPITA CONSUMPTIONS (kg) 2015 2016 2017 2018 2018 2019(f) % Period
Cheese 11,34 11,40 11,90 11,95
Butter 3,95 4,23 4,70 4,92
SMP 3,57 3,40 3,39 3,39
WMP 1,26 1,24 1,31 1,41
% Self-sufficiency 151,8% 146,2% 138,4% 141,3%
SOCIO-ECONOMIC INDICATORS 2015 2016 2017 2018 2018 2019(f) % Period
Population ('000) 23.800 24.126 24.451 24.772
GDP per capita (U.S. dollars) 70.605 (e) 71.837 (e) 73.189 (e)
GDP per capita (€) * 63.636(e) 64.899(e) 66.615(e)
1) Dairy Season: July 1st - June 30th

(e) estimated
* Per capita GDP in Euro is calculated by using the yearly average exchange rate
(f): forecast
(s): estimated
NOTE:Per capita consumptions are obtained dividing total consumption (Source FAS-USDA ) by the population (Source FAO)

Source Raw material area: ABARES; Dairy Australia
Source Dairy production: ABARES; Australian Bureau of Statistics; Dairy Australia
Source Export: IHS;
Source Import: IHS
Source Consumption: FAS-USDA
GDP per capita: International Monetary Found
Source Population: FAO

Last update: 2019-04-18
NOTE: Access to World Dairy Trade, which also contains the processing of Import / Export of the Australia with MONTHLY UPDATES, is reserved for Supporters of CLAL.it