World Milk Production

Published 8 February 17

Final FAO data shows: 

·         World cow's milk production in 2014 stood at 656 million tonnes.

·         The USA was the largest cow's milk producer in the world in 2014, accounting for 14.2% of world production.

·         The UK was the 11th largest producer of cow's milk in the world in 2014 accounting for 2.3% of world production.

World cow's milk production in 2014 stood at 656 million tonnes, with the top ten producing countries accounting for 57.5% of production. The USA is the largest cow's milk producer in the world accounting for 14.2% of world production, producing 93 million tonnes in 2014, an increase of 2.4% when compared to 2013.

India is the second largest cow's milk producer, accounting for 10.1% of world production and producing over 66 million tonnes in 2014. The UK is the 11th largest producer in the world, producing 15 million tonnes in 2014 and accounting for 2.3% of world cow's milk production.

All of the top ten largest milk producing countries saw growth in production between 2013 and 2014.  Of these, New Zealand had the largest percentage growth, up 9.5% on the year. Meanwhile, UK production was up 8.0% between 2013 and 2014.

 

World's Top 10 Cow's Milk Producing Countries in 2012-2014 (Tonnes)
  2012 2013 2014
United States of America 91,009,706 91,276,872 93,460,920
India 59,805,248 62,194,872 66,423,450
China 37,784,493 35,672,375 37,609,621
Brazil 32,304,421 34,255,236 35,124,360
Germany 30,672,154 31,324,238 32,394,969
Russian Federation 31,500,969 30,285,969 30,511,019
France 23,998,422 23,714,356 25,332,500
New Zealand 19,129,000 19,469,000 21,317,000
Pakistan 13,393,000 17,372,000 18,027,000
Turkey 15,977,838 16,655,009 16,998,850
World 627,205,109 635,320,668 655,957,922

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

World Milk Production

Source: FAO