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A growing population, the rise of a middle class and demand for innovative and healthy dairy foods contribute to a rise in U.S. dairy exports to the Middle East and North Africa at exporting.
The Massachusetts-based dairy cooperative sells 20% of its nonfat dry milk, 60% of its whey protein concentrate and 95% of its whey permeate to more than 30 countries.
The U.S. Dairy Export Council, Arlington, Va., projects that by the end of this year the value of U.S. dairy exports will total $6.5 billion, up more than 25% from 2012.
U.S. dairy exporters have become stronger. Exports have increased an average of 20% a year in the last decade.
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Customers in Mexico, Asia and the Middle East want U.S. cheese. But exporters have to know the nuances of each market. For example, most Chinese consumers probably have little experience with natural cheese.
Through the first 10 months of 2012, the volume of major products increased a combined 5.5 percent to more than 2.8 billion lbs. Although growth had softened in recent months, U.S. cheese and whey protein concentrate were poised to shatter volume records, and nonfat dry milk/skim milk powder was tracking at or near record levels. For the second consecutive year, U.S. export volume accounted for more than 13 percent of total milk solids produced in the United States.
Available On-Demand The U.S. Dairy Export Council is back with its 7th annual “State of the Industry” outlook call! Join us for our yearly look around the corner at the drivers and dynamics of the global dairy business – and what to expect in the year ahead.Read More