295 billion litres more milk needed by 2030

Published 15 June 18

The world will be consuming an extra 304 million tonnes of milk (295 bn litres) per year by 2030, according to the latest report from the International Farm Comparison Network (IFCN).

IFCN have created the projection using consumption and population trends. Global population is expected to increase by 1.2 bn consumers over the coming 13 years, while consumption per capita is also expected to increase from 116kg of ME# per year to 135.

 Global supply v demand to 2030

In order to satisfy this growing demand, the global dairy herd is expected to increase by 12%, with milk yields improving to fill the gap. Milk production is expected to increase across the globe, but south Asia is expected to see the largest rise (up 64%). The increase in Western Europe is expected to be a more modest 14%.

# ME is milk equivalent of dairy products consumed

* ECM is energy corrected milk (standardised to 4% fat and 3.3% protein)