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Brazilians are consuming less milk than Uruguayans and North Americans

Cow Milk
Dairy
Brazil
Published Jun 1, 2023

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Contrary to what was thought, per capita consumption of milk, estimated at 150 liters per year in Brazil, does not exceed 128 liters, including its derivatives (powdered milk, cheese, curd, yogurt, fermented milk and other dairy products). . The conclusion is from the Associação Brasileira dos Produtores de Leite, Leite Brasil, after recalculation based on two studies: Family Budget Survey (POF) 2008-2009, and special study Analysis of Personal Food Consumption in Brazil, both released by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). According to statistics from the International Dairy Federation (IDF), the difference in liquid milk consumption is even greater when Brazil is compared to other countries. While Brazilian consumption is 47.6 liters per year, Uruguayans drink, on average, 74.2 liters, and North Americans surpass Brazilians, accounting for 81.9 liters per year. While milk was the most purchased beverage in 2002-03, soft drinks took over in 2017-18. Income ...
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