Japan: Dairy and Products Annual

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Japanese fluid milk production is forecast to decrease in 2017 as the milk-producing Hokkaido region continues to recover from last year’s typhoons while output in the rest of Japan falls on continued dairy herd contraction. Tight fluid milk output is expected to limit production of nonfat dry milk, butter and natural cheese. Record-high imports of nonfat dry milk are projected in 2017 following the Government of Japan’s tender announcements in January and May to meet demand and bolster buffer stocks. Cheese imports are forecast to reach a new record-high in 2017 on continued demand growth. 

Japan: Dairy and Products Annual