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France: Dairy sector

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This Country:
  • accounts for 16,2% of EU milk deliveries (year 2023),
  • exports dairy products, converted into milk equivalent (ME), for the 40,0% of the milk deliveries (year 2023),
  • accounts for 11,6% of EU dairy exports in ME (year 2023).
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FRANCE: DAIRY SECTOR
x 1.000 ton
RAW MATERIAL AREA202020212022202320232024%Period
Cow's Milk
Dairy Farm Structure
Live bovine animals ('000 Head)17.81617.33016.98616.807
of which
     Cows ('000 Head)3.4063.3223.2313.165
Slaughtered cows ('000 head)1.6511.6331.5681.454394374-5,0%Jan-Mar 2024
Export of Breeding Heifers (HS 01022110 - head)46.41523.18341.55330.2183.655835-77,2%Jan 2024
Import of Breeding Heifers (HS 01022110 - head)1.8934121.60312.6603173.907>1000%Jan 2024
Milk production25.23524.78123.988
± % Over the same period of the previous year-1,8%-3,2%
Raw cows' milk delivered to dairies (Cod. Eurostat D1110D)24.60224.20024.05723.4276.0866.184(e)+1,6%Jan-Mar 2024
± % Over the same period of the previous year-1,6%-0,6%-2,6%
% Delivery on production ***97,5%97,7%100,3%
% Protein3,27%3,27%3,25%3,29%3,30%3,33% Jan-Mar 2024
% Fat4,07%4,09%4,06%4,12%4,21%4,18% Jan-Mar 2024
Sheep milk production (x 1.000 liters)
Goat milk production (x 1.000 liters)
Farm-gate milk prices** m.g. 3,8% p.v. prot. 3,2% p.v.(€ per 100 lt, + IVA)34,7736,3343,6646,0547,7745,20-5,4%Jan-Mar 2024
± % Over the same period of the previous year+4,5%+20,2%+5,5%
Organic Milk Deliveries ('000 Ton)1.1531.2901.3321.272322310-3,6%Jan-Mar 2024
Organic cow milk prices*** (€ per 100 lt, + IVA)46,4946,1246,7149,1649,5349,39-0,3%Jan-Mar 2024
Goat's - Sheep's Milk
Goats ('000)1.4141.3881.3111.275
Goat's Milk Production (Cod.Eurostat D1130A)710718743-
Goat Milk Deliveries ('000 Ton)522526537533113111-1,9%Jan-Mar 2024
Goat Milk Prices (€ per 100 lt, + IVA)76,2179,3485,2492,5394,0196,68+2,8%Jan-Mar 2024
Sheeps ('000)6.9996.9956.5986.576
Sheep's Milk Production (Cod.Eurostat D1120A)344350343-
Sheep Milk Deliveries ('000 Ton)308311305302120115-3,5%Jan-Mar 2024
DAIRY PRODUCTION202020212022202320232024%Period
Drinking milk (Cod. Eurostat D2100)3.0682.8022.6872.675727740+1,8%Jan-Mar 2024
Cream for direct consumption (Cod. Eurostat D2200V)535548548562149151+0,9%Jan-Mar 2024
Acidified milk (yoghurts and other) (Cod. Eurostat D4100)1.4151.3471.3361.344343347+1,3%Jan-Mar 2024
Butter (Cod. Eurostat D6000)413408409404114109-4,6%Jan-Mar 2024
Rendered butter and butteroil (Cod.Eurostat D6200)444043-
Other Yellow Fat Dairy Products (Cod. Eurostat D6900)211921-
Total Cheese (Cod. Eurostat D7100)1.8621.8801.910-
I° Classificazione
- Soft cheese ( Cod. Eurostat D7111)498488532-
- Medium soft cheese ( Cod. Eurostat D7112)398408401-
- Hard cheese ( Cod. Eurostat D7114)346346337-
- Fresh cheese ( Cod. Eurostat D7116)621639639-
2° Classificazione
- Cheese from cows'milk (pure) ( Cod. Eurostat D7121)1.6831.6981.729-
- Cheese from ewes milk (pure) ( Cod. Eurostat D7122)676967-
- Cheese from goats milk (pure) ( Cod. Eurostat D7123)899089-
- Others (cheese from buffalos'milk (pure) or mixed cheese) ( Cod. Eurostat D7129)222324-
Cheese from cows' milk (Cod. Eurostat D7121)1.6711.7171.7291.716436440+1,0%Jan-Mar 2024
Processed Cheese (Cod. Eurostat D7200)141133128-
Concentrated milk (Cod. Eurostat D3200)12712569571516+3,3%Jan-Mar 2024
WMP - Milk and cream powders (excl. SMP) (Cod. Eurostat D3100_X_3113)1291271191133130-2,7%Jan-Mar 2024
Partly Skimmed Milk Powder (Cod. Eurostat D3112)373234-
SMP - Skimmed milk powder (SMP) (Cod. Eurostat D3113)4094043803639999+0,7%Jan-Mar 2024
Buttermilk Powder (Cod. Eurostat D3130)262827-
Drinks with a milk base (Cod. Eurostat D9100)607475-
Whey(Cod. Eurostat D5000)2.8843.3453.322-
of which
     Whey (in powder or in block) (Cod. Eurostat D5300)412480477-
Caseins and caseinates (Cod. Eurostat D9300)393864-
Other fresh products (milk-based desserts, ice cream)
(Cod. Eurostat D9200)
688675707-
EXPORT2020202120222023Janof which Extra EU
2023
2024
%
2023
2024
%
Cheese (0406) TOP importers657665666657
50
56
+11,3%
19
21
+8,6%
Latte Sfuso (04011090+04012019+04012099) TOP importers476391428402
34
42
+23,3%
7,8
7,9
+1,2%
Whole (04012099) TOP importers353297321329
27
28
+3,4%
6,1
3,7
-38,6%
Semi-skimmed (04012019) TOP importers0,60,31,50,9
0,0
0,2
+605,6%
0,0
0,1
>1000%
Skimmed (04011090) TOP importers1239410672
7,0
14
+97,3%
1,7
4,0
+135,5%
Yogurt and buttermilk (0403) TOP importers340332326337
26
30
+16,2%
12
13
+6,8%
Whey (0404) TOP importers368396324317
24
24
-1,1%
13
13
+0,4%
Sweet dairy Whey (12% protein) and WPC (040410) TOP importers307326264259
21
20
-8,0%
13
13
+0,3%
SMP (040210) TOP importers264273228233
19
18
-5,7%
12
9,3
-25,2%
Cream (040130+040140+040150) TOP importers176189175229
17
22
+31,6%
8,6
9,1
+5,0%
Fat-Filled Milk Powder (FFMP) (190190) TOP importers171204240202
18
16
-9,5%
11
9,9
-7,6%
Infant milk formula (190110) TOP importers175154163165
15
13
-12,5%
11
9,0
-15,3%
Butter And Other Fats (0405) TOP importers92100100106
8,8
11
+24,8%
5,0
6,0
+19,3%
Anhydrous Milk Fat (040590) TOP importers17211720
1,5
2,1
+35,4%
0,6
0,6
+0,4%
Latte Confezionato (04011010+04012011+04012091) TOP importers278186154102
10
7,7
-23,1%
3,9
4,5
+16,9%
Whole (04012091) TOP importers101664929
3,1
2,6
-17,4%
1,4
1,9
+31,2%
Semi-Skimmed (04012011) TOP importers137937953
5,2
3,6
-30,4%
2,1
2,2
+5,9%
Skimmed (04011010) TOP importers41272620
1,8
1,6
-11,8%
0,4
0,5
+24,1%
Condensed Milk (040291+040299) TOP importers110106102101
6,6
11
+69,0%
2,0
1,3
-31,9%
WMP (040221+040229) TOP importers77847571
5,2
6,0
+15,5%
2,1
2,5
+14,9%
Other Product 97949092
7,3
8,4
+14,8%
4,5
3,9
-12,8%
Soya-based beverages (protein content >=2,8 %)87845838
2,8
2,9
+0,2%
-
-
-
Soya-based beverages (protein content of <2.8%)
based on nuts, cereals or seeds
112132152129
11
13
+19,7%
-
-
-
Non-alcoholic beverages containing < 0,2% fats
derived from milk or milk products
15161812
1,4
1,0
-32,5%
-
-
-
IMPORT2020202120222023Janof which Extra EU
2023
2024
%
2023
2024
%
Cheese (0406) TOP exporters402508458478
33
36
+12,0%
4,3
6,1
+42,4%
Butter And Other Fats (0405) TOP exporters200216241254
20
20
-1,2%
1,4
0,7
-51,2%
Anhydrous Milk Fat (040590) TOP exporters20253229
2,7
1,8
-31,9%
1,0
0,5
-45,4%
Whey (0404) TOP exporters240265254171
15
13
-11,9%
4,6
4,3
-5,5%
Sweet dairy Whey (12% protein) and WPC (040410) TOP exporters183213199136
11
11
-1,0%
4,6
4,3
-5,6%
Cream (040130+040140+040150) TOP exporters148163142151
12
12
-2,9%
1,1
1,2
+9,1%
Fat-Filled Milk Powder (FFMP) (190190) TOP exporters91112126116
8,9
9,1
+1,6%
2,6
2,1
-20,3%
Yogurt and buttermilk (0403) TOP exporters96101105105
7,6
7,5
-1,2%
2,3
0,9
-63,1%
Condensed Milk (040291+040299) TOP exporters47618579
8,0
6,0
-24,8%
1,0
1,4
+42,8%
Latte Sfuso (04011090+04012019+04012099) TOP exporters71517179
8,1
6,9
-14,8%
2,2
1,9
-11,0%
Whole (04012099) TOP exporters57395971
7,4
6,2
-16,7%
2,2
1,9
-10,9%
Semi-skimmed (04012019) TOP exporters9,87,48,44,0
0,5
0,4
-22,1%
-
-
-
Skimmed (04011090) TOP exporters4,24,63,44,0
0,2
0,3
+90,7%
-
-
-
Lactose Pharmaceutical (170211) TOP exporters33343941
3,7
3,7
-0,6%
0,4
0,9
+95,3%
Infant milk formula (190110) TOP exporters40364139
2,9
2,4
-17,8%
1,0
0,4
-64,5%
SMP (040210) TOP exporters35353836
3,4
3,1
-7,2%
0,5
0,5
-2,1%
Other Product 114906772
5,8
6,1
+4,5%
0,9
0,7
-22,5%
Soya-based beverages (protein content >=2,8 %)13161311
0,7
1,0
+38,5%
-
-
-
Soya-based beverages (protein content of <2.8%)
based on nuts, cereals or seeds
60727574
5,6
4,4
-21,2%
-
-
-
Non-alcoholic beverages containing < 0,2% fats
derived from milk or milk products
24212427
2,3
1,7
-27,0%
-
-
-
% Self-sufficiency rate131,7%126,7%125,7%124,7%126,5%Jan 2024
SOCIO-ECONOMIC INDICATORS 2020 2021 2022 2023 2023 2024(f) % Period
GDP (gross domestic product) -7,68% 6,36% 2,53% 0,86% 0,86% 0,90% Jan-Dic 2024
CPI (consumer price index) 0,52% 2,07% 5,91% 5,66% 5,66% 2,80% Jan-Dic 2024
Population ('000) 67.320 67.657 67.872 68.173
GDP per capita (U.S. dollars) 40.529 45.201 42.350 (e) 46.315 (e)
GDP per capita (€) * 35.460 38.217 40.217(e) 42.833(e)
Informative Note
(f): forecast
(e) estimated
* Per capita GDP in Euro is calculated by using the yearly average exchange rate

** Prix toutes primes comprises, toutes qualités confondues, ramené à un lait standard (38g de MG / 32g de MP).
Ce prix est le prix payé aux producteurs au cours du mois, il peut inclure des avances.
*** Prix du lait bio à la production, toutes primes comprises, toutes qualités confondues, ramené à un un lait standard (38g de MG,32g de MP).

SOURCES
Raw material area: Sheep and Goat Production, Cow Delivery and % Protein e % Fat: Eurostat (dataset: apro_mk_colm); Milk Production: Eurostat (dataset: agr_r_milkpr); Number of cows: Eurostat (dataset: agr_r_animal); Number of Goats, Sheeps and Bufaloes: Eurostat (dataset: apro_mt_lsgoat, apro_mt_lssheep, apro_mt_lscatl ); Sheep and Goat Milk Production: Eurostat (annual data dataset: apro_mk_farm); Farm-gate milk conventional and organic prices: FranceAgriMer, ; Import/Export of Breeding Heifers: IHS ; Organic Milk Production: Eurostat (dataset: org_aprod);
Dairy production: (annual data dataset: apro_mk_pobta, monthly data dataset: apro_mk_colm)
Export: Eurostat
Import: Eurostat
GDP and CPI: Intesa Sanpaolo
GDP per capita: International Monetary Found
Population: Eurostat

*** MILK DELIVERIES AND MILK PRODUCTION
  • Milk deliveries (apro_mk_colm): milk collected by dairies (located in the Member State) from the agricultural holdings (within or outside the Member State).
  • Milk production (agr_r_milkpr): milk produced by agricultural holdings (located in the Member State) and a part of this milk is delivered to dairies (within or outside the Member State).
According to EUROSTAT, deliveries could be higher than milk production when dairies collect also milk from farms located outside the Member State.
Note: Self-sufficiency rate = Milk deliveries/(Domestic use in milk equivalent ME)
Domestic use in milk equivalent (ME) = Milk deliveries + Import in ME - Export in ME
The Self-sufficiency rate does not consider the trade of FFMP (fat-filled milk powder) - HS 190190 and the infant milk formula.

Last update: 17-05-2024
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