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South Africa: Milk Market Overview 2021

Milk Market Size in South Africa

In 2020, the South African milk market decreased by -X% to $X, falling for the second consecutive year after two years of growth. In general, consumption saw a slight curtailment. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 when the market value increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, the market reached the maximum level at $X in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2020, consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Milk Production in South Africa

In value terms, milk production contracted to $X in 2020 estimated in export prices. In general, production continues to indicate a slight descent. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2010 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Milk production peaked at $X in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2020, production remained at a lower figure.

In 2020, the average yield of milk in South Africa was estimated at X kg per head, remaining stable against the previous year's figure. Over the period under review, the yield continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern.

The number of animals for milk production in South Africa was estimated at X head in 2020, standing approx. at the previous year's figure. Overall, the number of producing animals recorded a relatively flat trend pattern.

Milk Exports

Exports from South Africa

In 2020, overseas shipments of milk increased by X% to X tonnes, rising for the second year in a row after three years of decline. Over the period under review, total exports indicated a perceptible increase from 2007 to 2020: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last thirteen-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2020 figures, exports increased by +X% against 2018 indices. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2014 when exports increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, exports hit record highs at X tonnes in 2015; however, from 2016 to 2020, exports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, milk exports shrank to $X in 2020. Overall, total exports indicated a modest expansion from 2007 to 2020: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last thirteen-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2020 figures, exports decreased by -X% against 2016 indices. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2014 with an increase of X% against the previous year. As a result, exports reached the peak of $X. from 2015 to 2020, the growth exports remained at a somewhat lower figure.

Exports by Country

Botswana (X tonnes), Mozambique (X tonnes) and Swaziland (X tonnes) were the main destinations of milk exports from South Africa, together comprising X% of total exports.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of shipments, amongst the main countries of destination, was attained by Swaziland, while exports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Mozambique ($X), Botswana ($X) and Lesotho ($X) appeared to be the largest markets for milk exported from South Africa worldwide, with a combined X% share of total exports. Namibia and Swaziland lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further X the main countries of destination, Namibia saw the highest rates of growth with regard to the value of exports, over the period under review, while shipments for the other leaders experienced mixed trend patterns.

Export Prices by Country

In 2020, the average milk export price amounted to $X per tonne, falling by -X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the export price recorded a pronounced shrinkage. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2012 when the average export price increased by X% against the previous year. As a result, export price attained the peak level of $X per tonne. from 2013 to 2020, the growth in terms of the average export prices remained at a somewhat lower figure.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest price was Lesotho ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to Botswana ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to Namibia, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced mixed trend patterns.

Milk Imports

Imports into South Africa

Milk imports into South Africa shrank rapidly to X tonnes in 2020, reducing by -X% against 2019 figures. In general, imports showed a abrupt shrinkage. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2015 with an increase of X% against the previous year. As a result, imports attained the peak of X tonnes. from 2016 to 2020, the growth imports remained at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, milk imports contracted sharply to $X in 2020. Over the period under review, imports showed a deep contraction. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2015 when imports increased by X% against the previous year. As a result, imports attained the peak of $X. from 2016 to 2020, the growth imports failed to regain the momentum.

Imports by Country

In 2020, Poland (X tonnes) was the main supplier of milk to South Africa, with a X% share of total imports. It was followed by Zimbabwe (X tonnes), with a X% share of total imports.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual growth rate of volume from Poland stood at +X%.

In value terms, Poland ($X) constituted the largest supplier of milk to South Africa, comprising X% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Zimbabwe ($X), with a X% share of total imports.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value from Poland amounted to +X%.

Import Prices by Country

The average milk import price stood at $X per tonne in 2020, stabilizing at the previous year. Overall, the import price continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 when the average import price increased by X% against the previous year. The import price peaked at $X per tonne in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2020, import prices failed to regain the momentum.

Average prices varied noticeably amongst the major supplying countries. In 2020, the country with the highest price was Poland ($X per tonne), while the price for Zimbabwe amounted to $X per tonne.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Zimbabwe.

Source: IndexBox Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for milk in the world?
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The countries with the highest volumes of milk consumption in 2020 were India (200M tonnes), the U.S. (118M tonnes) and Pakistan (59M tonnes), with a combined 36% share of global consumption. Germany, Brazil, China, Russia, France, New Zealand, Turkey, Colombia, the Netherlands and the UK lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 31%.
What are the largest producers of milk in the world?
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The countries with the highest volumes of milk production in 2020 were India (200M tonnes), the U.S. (118M tonnes) and Pakistan (59M tonnes), together comprising 36% of global production. Germany, Brazil, Russia, China, France, New Zealand, Turkey, Colombia, the UK and Poland lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 31%.
What are the leading suppliers of milk to South Africa?
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In value terms, Poland ($3M) constituted the largest supplier of milk to South Africa, comprising 85% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Zimbabwe ($47K), with a 1.3% share of total imports.
What are the leading importers of milk from South Africa?
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In value terms, the largest markets for milk exported from South Africa were Mozambique ($11M), Botswana ($9.4M) and Lesotho ($9.1M), with a combined 59% share of total exports. These countries were followed by Namibia and Swaziland, which together accounted for a further 35%.
What is the average export price for milk in South Africa?
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In 2020, the average milk export price amounted to $574 per tonne, reducing by -15.5% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for milk in South Africa?
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In 2020, the average milk import price amounted to $626 per tonne, remaining constant against the previous year.

Product coverage:
• FCL 1130 - Camel milk
• FCL 882 - Cow milk, whole (fresh)
• FCL 1020 - Goat milk
• FCL 982 - Sheep milk
• FCL 951 - Buffalo milk
• FCL 888 - Skim Milk of Cows

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the milk market in South Africa. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2025.


Country coverage:
• South Africa

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Trade (exports and imports) in South Africa
• Export and import prices
• Market trends, drivers and restraints
• Key market players and their profiles

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1. How to diversify your business and benefit from new market opportunities
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3. How to boost your sales on overseas markets
4. How to increase your profit margins
5. How to make your supply chain more sustainable
6. How to reduce your production and supply chain costs
7. How to outsource production to other countries
8. How to prepare your business for global expansion
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1. INTRODUCTION

Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business

1.1
REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3
DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4
GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

2.1
KEY FINDINGS
2.2
MARKET TRENDS
3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
MARKET STRUCTURE
3.3
TRADE BALANCE
3.4
PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION
3.5
MARKET FORECAST TO 2030
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

4.1
TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2
BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
4.3
MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4
MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5
MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT
5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

5.1
TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2
TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3
COUNTRIES WITH TOP YIELDS
5.4
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.5
LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

6.1
TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2
TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3
UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4
TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5
MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS
7. PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION, PRODUCING ANIMALS AND YIELD
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Import Supplying Countries

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2020
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Destinations for Exports

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2020
9.2
EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3
EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles

LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2020
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption In 2007–2020
Table 5:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 6:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 7:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
Table 8:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 9:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 10:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Figure 3:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 4:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 5:
Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 6:
Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 7:
Per Capita Consumption, 2007–2020
Figure 8:
Market Forecast To 2025
Figure 9:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 10:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 11:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 12:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 13:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 14:
Yield And Growth
Figure 15:
Exports And Growth
Figure 16:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 17:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 18:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 19:
Imports And Growth
Figure 20:
Import Prices
Figure 21:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 22:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 23:
Producing Animals Slaughtered, 2007–2020
Figure 24:
Yield, 2007–2020
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 27:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 28:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 29:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 30:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 33:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 34:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 35:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 36:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020

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