Chile: Dairy and Products Annual

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   CI2021-0016

For the past 12 years, drought limited pasture for grazing and forced down milk production. In MY2021 milk receipts remained flat at 1,171 million liters. However, domestic demand for dairy products remains strong, pushing up total imports 35.8 percent in MY2021. The United States is the main supplier of dairy products to Chile with a 21.6 percent market share in MY2020. In MY2022, Post estimates that whole milk powder production will increase by 10.8 percent to reach 72,000 metric tons. Imports will also increase to 9,000 MT to cover domestic consumption. Post projects MY2022 skim milk powder production to increase by 6.3 percent to 17,000 MT, while imports remain flat at 10,000 MT.

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