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Uruguay: dairy sector

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

URUGUAY: DAIRY SECTOR
x 1.000 ton
RAW MATERIAL AREA201720182019202020202021%Period
Number of cows ('000) 767 766 759
Milk production ('000) 2.049 2.173 2.233
Deliveries to dairies (Mil Lt) 1.924 2.063 1.970 2.077 1.697 1.739 +2.45% Jan-Oct 2021
Farm-gate prices of raw milk (€ per 100 lt) 30,31 27,50 27,06 26,23 26,40 28,69 +8.66% Jan-Oct 2021
± % Over the same period of the previous year - -9.26% -1.62% -3.06%
DAIRY PRODUCTION 201720182019202020202021%Period
Butter (ton) 17.150 16.371 18.966 18.246
Butter oil (ton) 131 162 94 946
Cheese (ton) 61.186 56.940 55.968 55.731
Hard cheese (ton) 5.997 6.553 7.131 4.734
Semi-hard cheese (ton) 19.648 17.779 16.626 17.320
white cheese (ton) 22.901 19.736 16.804 19.084
Processed cheese (ton) 11.813 11.710 14.088 13.513
Curd (ton) 105 616 643 598
Grated and powdered (ton) 721 546 677 482
WMP (ton) 119.133 145.052 135.480 148.698
SMP (ton) 13.841 14.921 19.907 19.704
Fluid Milk (Mil. Lt) 248.644 229.402 225.257 339.000
Pasteurized and packaged milk (Mil. Lt) 160.022 152.130 143.349 146.000
Packed whole milk (Mil. Lt) 20.676 11.936 12.163 26.100
Whole UHT milk in box (Mil. Lt) 27.092 32.409 29.010 32.000
Packed skimmed milk (Mil. Lt) 12.944 6.511 6.251 8.000
Skimmed UHT milk in box (Mil. Lt) 8.930 9.687 18.207 20.000
Flavored milk (Mil. Lt) 740 954 998 1.000
Chocolate milk (Mil. Lt) 18.241 15.775 15.280 19.000
Dulce de leche (ton) 15.412 16.521 17.130 16.212
Custards and desserts (ton) 3.536 3.240 3.266 2.985
Ice Cream (ton) 9.045 9.605 8.068 7.858
Food preparation (ton) 142 104
Buttermilk Powder (ton) 875 1.012 1.112 1.214
Yogurt (mil. Lt) 37.290 38.245 35.594 35.000
Serum Cheese Powder (ton) 18.755 15.487 15.251 16.434
Fresh or unprocessed cream (ton) 6.260 4.723 4.471 5.242
EXPORT201720182019202020202021%Period
Bulk and pack. milk TOP importers 12 12 9,9 6,6 4,6 4,9 +5.38% Jan-Sep 2021
Cream TOP importers 0,5 0,0 0,1 0,0 0,0 0,0 +0.80% Jan-Jul 2021
Yogurt and buttermilk TOP importers 1,7 2,1 1,8 0,9 0,8 2,1 +182.53% Jan-Sep 2021
Butter And Other Fats TOP importers 10 13 14 13 8,3 7,5 -9.61% Jan-Sep 2021
of which:
Anhydrous Milk Fat TOP importers 0,1 0,2 0,1 0,1 0,1 0,0 -34.35% Jan-Sep 2021
Cheese TOP importers 32 29 26 27 19 18 -2.79% Jan-Sep 2021
SMP TOP importers 12 16 22 18 7,6 8,0 +6.20% Jan-Sep 2021
WMP TOP importers 107 143 132 138 103 106 +3.17% Jan-Sep 2021
Whey TOP importers 17 16 14 16 11 9,9 -7.51% Jan-Sep 2021
of which:
Whey also conc. and/or sugary TOP importers 17 16 14 16 11 9,9 -7.50% Jan-Sep 2021
Casein TOP importers 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 -99.93% Jan-Jul 2021
Lactose Pharmaceutical TOP importers 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,1 > +1000.00% Jan-Sep 2021
Lactose edible TOP importers 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 +18.18% Jan-Sep 2021
Fat-Filled Milk Powder (FFMP) TOP importers 0,6 0,5 2,1 3,4 3,0 2,2 -26.06% Jan-Sep 2021
IMPORT201720182019202020202021%Period
Bulk and pack. milk TOP exporters 0,2 0,5 0,5 3,6 3,0 2,9 -2.24% Jan-Sep 2021
Cream TOP exporters 0,0 0,0 0,0 3,2 2,0 2,5 +24.01% Jan-Sep 2021
Yogurt and buttermilk TOP exporters 3,8 2,3 2,5 1,9 1,5 1,1 -31.06% Jan-Sep 2021
Condensed Milk TOP exporters 0,1 0,1 0,1 0,1 0,1 0,1 -0.18% Jan-Sep 2021
Butter And Other Fats TOP exporters 1,0 0,6 1,0 0,5 0,2 0,5 +115.77% Jan-Sep 2021
Cheese TOP exporters 2,9 3,5 3,2 4,5 3,2 2,6 -18.84% Jan-Sep 2021
SMP TOP exporters 1,1 0,7 1,0 1,1 0,9 1,0 +10.81% Jan-Sep 2021
WMP TOP exporters 0,1 0,1 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,1 > +1000.00% Jan-May 2021
Whey TOP exporters 0,3 0,2 0,6 0,8 0,6 1,1 +72.45% Jan-Sep 2021
of which:
Whey also conc. and/or sugary TOP exporters 0,2 0,1 0,5 0,5 0,5 0,4 -13.01% Jan-Sep 2021
Casein TOP exporters 0,1 0,1 0,1 0,2 0,1 0,1 -0.92% Jan-Sep 2021
Caseinates TOP exporters 0,1 0,1 0,1 0,1 0,0 0,1 +42.86% Jan-Sep 2021
Lactose Pharmaceutical TOP exporters 3,3 6,4 7,0 6,6 4,9 5,4 +11.18% Jan-Sep 2021
Lactose edible TOP exporters 0,2 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 +25.44% Jan-Sep 2021
Infant milk formula TOP exporters 1,7 0,9 1,1 1,4 1,0 1,0 -5.96% Jan-Sep 2021
Fat-Filled Milk Powder (FFMP) TOP exporters 2,3 3,0 2,1 1,9 1,4 1,4 +1.13% Jan-Sep 2021
% Self-sufficiency 245,3% 322,4% 284,1%
SOCIO-ECONOMIC INDICATORS 2017 2018 2019 2020 2020 2021(f) % Period
Population ('000) 3.437 3.449 3.462 3.474
GDP per capita (U.S. dollars) 18.388 (e) 18.473 (e) 17.681 (e) 15.778 (e)
GDP per capita (€) * 16.277(e) 15.642(e) 15.793(e) 13.805(e)
(e) estimated
* Per capita GDP in Euro is calculated by using the yearly average exchange rate

Source:
Raw material area:: INALE (Instituto Nacional de la Leche); Number of cows and Cow's milk production: FAO;
Dairy production: MGAP-DIEA;
Export and Import: IHS
GDP per capita: International Monetary Found
Population: FAO

Last update: 25-11-2021
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