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More than half of Dutch milk was processed into cheese in 2023

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Published Jan 12, 2024

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Last year, 13.9 billion kg of milk was supplied by 14.3 thousand dairy farms and 1.6 million cows in the Netherlands, with 58 percent of the milk processed into cheese. Dutch dairy products had an export value of around 10 billion euros in 2023, contributing 7 percent to the Dutch trade balance, with three quarters of Dutch dairy traded within the European Union. Germany remains the most important export country, followed by Belgium and France, and the rest of the dairy products are exported to countries outside the European Union, with China, the United States, and the United Kingdom being the main importers.
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In the Netherlands, 13.9 billion kg of milk was supplied last year by 14.3 thousand dairy farms and 1.6 million cows. Of this milk produced, 58 percent was processed into cheese. This is evident from the brochure Blik op Zuivel 2024 from ZuivelNL. In addition, 13 percent of Dutch milk was processed into milk powder, 7 percent into drinking milk and products, 5 percent into condensed milk and 3 percent into butter and butter oil. The remaining 14 percent was processed into other products. Export value of 10 billion Dutch dairy products had an export value of around 10 billion euros in 2023, contributing 7 percent to the Dutch trade balance. Three quarters of Dutch dairy is traded within the European Union, of which 40 percent is in the ...
Source: Veeteelt
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