January 12, 2010

NZ 9th biggest dairy producer - 1st biggest dairy exporter by country

India is the largest producer of dairy products in the world. There is a great deal of variation in the pattern of dairy production world-wide. Many countries which are large producers, consume this internally, while others — in particular New Zealand — export a large percentage of their production. Internal consumption is often in the form of liquid milk, while the bulk of international trade is in processed dairy products such as milk powder.

The world's largest exporter of dairy products is New Zealand,[24] and dairy products are the largest export earner for the country.[25] Fonterra is the fifth-largest dairy company in the world and New Zealand's largest company by turnover.
In terms of the global marketplace the seven largest producers of dairy products are:  India, USA, Germany, Pakistan, China, Russia and Brazil. New Zealand ranks ninth - just behind France and ahead of the UK. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dairy_farming

Now if only we could get three or four more large NZ-based exporters like Fonterra  - in sectors like ICT, Film & content production, Tourism, and Wood products.

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