IDF releases global dairy report

IDF releases global dairy report

Report presents statistics on dairy production, consumption and trade in all regions of the world, and investigates trends and developments.

The World Dairy Situation Report 2012, the International Dairy Federation’s flagship publication, was presented during the Dairy Policies and Economics conference at the IDF World Dairy Summit in Cape Town, South Africa, on Nov. 5, 2012.

This comprehensive report is considered an essential resource by the global dairy community. It investigates major developments, new trends, and the evolution of the demand for dairy products, as well as gathering statistics on production, consumption and trade in all regions of the world.

The country reports are a significant feature of the World Dairy Situation Report, providing the most complete and detailed overview of the global dairy situation as possible. In this section, individual nations present information on their own dairy sectors. International experts also contributed to the Forum chapter with an overview of the African dairy situation, an analysis of milk production and feeding systems worldwide, an analysis of the level of price variability among farm gate prices for a selected set of countries and a final contribution on water as a finite and vulnerable resource of the planet.

The editor of the World Dairy Situation Report, Adriaan Krijger, uttered, “This year’s improvements have mainly to do with more consumption figures and more analysis throughout the report, but we also revamped the country reports changing the order of the items to a more logical one.”

The IDF World Dairy Situation Report 2012 analyzes the global dairy market in depth. At all stages— from milk production to end consumption—the report provides valuable insights backed by thorough data collection and analysis.

It is available in electronic form at


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