Archive: IFCN publishes top 20 milk processor list

Published 22 September 14

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The International Farm Comparison Network (IFCN) has published the top 20 global dairies based on milk intake in 2013. Co-operatives Dairy Farmers of America and Fonterra topped the list, collecting 3.7% and 2.9% of global milk production respectively. European processors including Arla Foods follow, with all of them reported to have increased output by more than 40% since 2007. Milk collected by processors in China and India also grew. The Chinese Government has a target of almost doubling milk production from the current 36 million tonnes to 64 million tonnes by 2020, while India is also looking to grow and improve its dairy sector with its industry-led Dairy Vision 2030 plan. Although processors in these key emerging countries are growing, the IFCN states that global demand for dairy will continue support opportunities for production and processing.

 

World's leading processors by milk intake, 2014

 
 
 

Milk intake, in mln tonnes of milk equivalents

Estimated turnover per kg milk, in   USD

Market share as % of global   production

 
 
 

Dairy Farmers of America (USA)

27.8

0.5

3.7

 

Fonterra (NZ, others)

22

0.7

2.9

 

Lactalis (incl Parmalat, France, others)

15

1.3

2

 

Nestlé (incl Switzerland, others)

14 -15*

1.25*

2

 

Arla Foods (Denmark, Sweden, UK)

12.7

1.1

1.7

 

FrieslandCampina (Netherlands, others)

10.3

1.1

1.4

 

Dean Foods (USA)

10.1

0.9

1.4

 

Danone (France, others)

8 - 9*

1.9*

1.1

 

California Dairies (USA)

8.1

0.7

1.1

 

DMK (Germany)

6.8

1

0.8

 

Saputo (Canada, USA, others)

6

1.1

0.8

 

Glanbia (Ireland, USA, others)

5.4*

0.7

0.8

 

Land O'Lakes (USA)

5.2

0.7*

0.7

 

Sodiaal (France)

4.8

1

0.7

 

Amul (India)

4.5-5*

0.5

0.6

 

Yili (China)

4.4

1.6*

0.6

 

Müller (Germany, UK, others)

4 - 4.5*

1.5

0.6

 

Mengniu (China)

4.4

1.6*

0.6

 

Bongrain (France)

4.2

1.4

0.6

 

Darigold (USA)

3.6

0.6

0.5

 

Source: IFCN

 

Notes: Data represents in most cases the year 2013, * estimated