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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 AREA201820192020202120212022%Period
Number of cows ('000) 766 759 749 714
Milk production ('000) 2.173 2.168 2.205 2.182
Deliveries to dairies (Mil Lt) 2.063 1.970 2.077 2.118 2.118 2.087 -1.46% Jan-Dec 2022
Farm-gate prices of raw milk (€ per 100 lt) 27,50 27,06 26,23 29,40 29,40 39,56 +34.54% Jan-Dec 2022
± % Over the same period of the previous year - -1.62% -3.06% +12.11%
DAIRY PRODUCTION 201820192020202120212022%Period
Butter (ton) 16.371 18.966 18.246 20.139
Butter oil (ton) 162 94 946 129
Cheese (ton) 56.940 55.968 55.731 60.070
Hard cheese (ton) 6.553 7.131 4.734 4.957
Semi-hard cheese (ton) 17.779 16.626 17.320 21.010
white cheese (ton) 19.736 16.804 19.084 18.466
Processed cheese (ton) 11.710 14.088 13.513 14.897
Curd (ton) 616 643 598
Grated and powdered (ton) 546 677 482 739
WMP (ton) 145.052 135.480 148.698 154.947
SMP (ton) 14.921 19.907 19.704 22.287
Fluid Milk (Mil. Lt) 229.402 225.257 339.000 219.000
Pasteurized and packaged milk (Mil. Lt) 152.130 143.349 146.000 123.000
Packed whole milk (Mil. Lt) 11.936 12.163 26.100 17.000
Whole UHT milk in box (Mil. Lt) 32.409 29.010 32.000 34.000
Packed skimmed milk (Mil. Lt) 6.511 6.251 8.000 7.000
Skimmed UHT milk in box (Mil. Lt) 9.687 18.207 20.000 19.000
Flavored milk (Mil. Lt) 954 998 1.000 1.000
Chocolate milk (Mil. Lt) 15.775 15.280 19.000 20.000
Dulce de leche (ton) 16.521 17.130 16.212 16.614
Custards and desserts (ton) 3.240 3.266 2.985 2.734
Ice Cream (ton) 9.605 8.068 7.858 7.996
Food preparation (ton) 104
Buttermilk Powder (ton) 1.012 1.112 1.214 1.622
Yogurt (mil. Lt) 38.245 35.594 35.000 33.000
Serum Cheese Powder (ton) 15.487 15.251 16.434 15.973
Fresh or unprocessed cream (ton) 4.723 4.471 5.242 6.371
EXPORT201820192020202120212022%Period
Bulk and pack. milk TOP importers 12 9,9 6,6 7,4 7,4 3,0 -59.06% Jan-Nov 2022
Cream TOP importers 0,0 0,1 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 -57.14% Jan-Jun 2022
Yogurt and buttermilk TOP importers 2,1 1,8 0,9 3,4 3,4 3,7 +7.65% Jan-Dec 2022
Butter And Other Fats TOP importers 13 14 13 12 12 17 +45.71% Jan-Dec 2022
of which:
Anhydrous Milk Fat TOP importers 0,2 0,1 0,1 0,1 0,1 0,4 +510.75% Jan-Dec 2022
Cheese TOP importers 29 26 27 26 26 24 -7.98% Jan-Dec 2022
SMP TOP importers 16 22 18 19 19 27 +43.25% Jan-Dec 2022
WMP TOP importers 143 132 138 143 143 130 -8.55% Jan-Dec 2022
Whey TOP importers 16 14 16 13 13 12 -2.14% Jan-Dec 2022
of which:
Whey also conc. and/or sugary TOP importers 16 14 16 13 13 12 -2.14% Jan-Dec 2022
Caseinates TOP importers 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 - Jan-Nov 2022
Lactose Pharmaceutical TOP importers 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,1 0,1 0,0 -94.52% Jan-Oct 2022
Lactose edible TOP importers 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 +30.36% Jan-Dec 2022
Fat-Filled Milk Powder (FFMP) TOP importers 0,5 2,1 3,4 3,3 3,3 7,4 +124.86% Jan-Dec 2022
IMPORT201820192020202120212022%Period
Bulk and pack. milk TOP exporters 0,5 0,5 3,6 4,2 4,2 4,9 +18.69% Jan-Dec 2022
Cream TOP exporters 0,0 0,0 3,2 2,5 2,5 0,0 -98.14% Jan-Dec 2022
Yogurt and buttermilk TOP exporters 2,3 2,5 1,9 1,5 1,5 2,2 +49.08% Jan-Dec 2022
Condensed Milk TOP exporters 0,1 0,1 0,1 0,1 0,1 0,1 -12.95% Jan-Dec 2022
Butter And Other Fats TOP exporters 0,6 1,0 0,5 0,7 0,7 1,3 +94.61% Jan-Dec 2022
Cheese TOP exporters 3,5 3,2 4,5 3,9 3,9 3,7 -3.85% Jan-Dec 2022
SMP TOP exporters 0,7 1,0 1,1 1,3 1,3 0,6 -56.57% Jan-Dec 2022
WMP TOP exporters 0,1 0,0 0,0 0,1 0,1 0,0 -77.44% Jan-Dec 2022
Whey TOP exporters 0,2 0,6 0,8 1,5 1,5 2,6 +71.39% Jan-Dec 2022
of which:
Whey also conc. and/or sugary TOP exporters 0,1 0,5 0,5 0,5 0,5 0,8 +50.48% Jan-Dec 2022
Casein TOP exporters 0,1 0,1 0,2 0,2 0,2 0,1 -39.41% Jan-Oct 2022
Caseinates TOP exporters 0,1 0,1 0,1 0,1 0,1 0,2 +38.81% Jan-Dec 2022
Lactose Pharmaceutical TOP exporters 6,4 7,0 6,6 7,7 7,7 8,5 +10.42% Jan-Dec 2022
Lactose edible TOP exporters 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 0,0 -61.43% Jan-Dec 2022
Infant milk formula TOP exporters 0,9 1,1 1,4 1,3 1,3 1,5 +22.93% Jan-Dec 2022
Fat-Filled Milk Powder (FFMP) TOP exporters 3,0 2,1 1,9 2,0 2,0 2,1 +6.79% Jan-Dec 2022
% Self-sufficiency 100,5% 100,4% 100,1% 100,1%
SOCIO-ECONOMIC INDICATORS 2018 2019 2020 2021 2021 2022(f) % Period
Population ('000) 3.427 3.428 3.429 3.426
GDP per capita (U.S. dollars) 18.401 (e) 17.402 (e) 15.169 (e) 16.756 (e)
GDP per capita (€) * 15.582(e) 15.544(e) 13.272(e) 14.167(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: 26-01-2023
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