World Milk Production

Published 5 June 15

Final FAO data shows:

  • World cow's milk production in 2013 stood at 636 million tonnes.
  • The USA was the largest cow's milk producer in the world in 2013 accounting for 14.4% of world production.
  • The UK was the 10th largest producer of cow's milk in the world in 2013 accounting for 2.2% of world production.

World cow's milk production in 2013 stood at 636 million tonnes, with the top ten producing countries accounting for 56.1% of production. The USA is the largest cow's milk producer in the world accounting for 14.4% of world production, producing 91 million tonnes in 2013, an increase of 0.4% when compared to 2012.

India is the second largest cow's milk producer, accounting for 9.5% of world production and producing nearly 61 million tonnes in 2013. The UK is the 10th largest producer in the world producing nearly 14 million tonnes in 2013 and accounting for 2.2% of world cow's milk production.

Of the top ten largest milk producing countries, Turkey and Brazil have shown the largest percentage growth from 2012 to 2013 at 4.2% and 6.0%, respectively. Meanwhile, China’s production has fallen by 5.6% during the same period.

 

World's Top 10 Cow's Milk Producing Countries in 2011-13 (Tonnes)
  2011 2012 2013
United States of America 89,015,235 90,865,000 91,271,058
India 57,770,000 59,805,250 60,600,000
China 36,928,896 37,784,491 35,670,002
Brazil 32,096,214 32,304,421 34,255,236
Germany 30,323,465 30,506,929 31,122,000
Russian Federation 31,385,732 31,500,978 30,285,969
France 24,361,095 23,998,422 23,714,357
New Zealand 17,339,000 19,129,000 18,883,000
Turkey 13,802,428 15,977,837 16,655,009
United Kingdom 13,849,000 13,843,000 13,941,000
World 616,956,092 630,183,853 635,575,895

For cow's milk production in other countries click here.

World Milk Production  

Source: FAO