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World Milk Production
Published 24 February 14
Final FAO data shows:
- World cow's milk production in 2012 stood at 620 million tonnes.
- The USA was the largest cow's milk producer in the world in 2012 accounting for 14.6% of world production.
- The UK was the 10th largest producer of cow's milk in the world in 2012 accounting for 2.2% of world production.
World cow's milk production in 2012 stood at 620 million tonnes, with the top ten producing countries accounting for 56.6% of production. The USA is the largest cow's milk producer in the world accounting for 14.6% of world production, producing nearly 91 million tonnes in 2012, an increase of 2.1% when compared to 2011.
India is the second largest cow's milk producer, accounting for 8.7% of world production and producing 54 million tonnes in 2012. The UK is the 10th largest producer in the world producing nearly 14 million tonnes in 2012 and accounting for 2.2% of world cow's milk production.
Of the top ten largest milk producing countries, New Zealand and Turkey have shown the largest percentage growth from 2011 to 2012 at 12.1% and 15.8%, respectively.
|World's Top 10 Cow's Milk Producing Countries in 2012 (Tonnes)|
|United States of America||87,474,381||89,015,235||90,865,000|
For cow's milk production in other countries click here.