Top 20 Milk Processors collect 25% of milk worldwide IFCN, the Dairy Research Network, published the IFCN Top 20 list of milk processors around the globe. This list is published every second year and shows the market share of biggest milk processor giants. The top 20 milk processors collect 211 mill ton ME milk, 25,4% of produced milk worldwide.
New results from IFCN Top 20 Milk Processors List 2018 shows that 25.4 % of produced milk worldwide is processed from top 20 dairy giants. The total collection of top 20 milk processors rose steadily from 200 in 2015 to 211 million tonnes of milk in 2017. Like the 2016 ranking, Dairy Farmers of America topped the list in 2018 with 29.2 million tonnes milk intake holding 3.5% of the total market share of world’s total milk production. Top 3 Leaders DFA, Fonterra, Lactalis of the list stay stable their positions compared to the previous ranking in 2016.
The companies Arla, Nestlé and Friesland Campina take ranks 4 to 6 with milk intake of ca. 14 mill t milk intake.
Saputo increased intake by about 2.1 million tonnes milk through the acquisition of the Australian Murray Goulburn company.
Two big Chinese milk processors, Yili Group and Mengniu show rise in milk intake by about 1 million tonnes since 2016 ranking list, together summed 13.6 million tonnes milk. It is worth mentioning that estimated turnover per kg milk ranges between 0.5-2.0 USD kg in 2017 which is average 1.0 USD for top 20 milk processors. Every even year published IFCN Top 20 Milk Processors List provides validated, comparable variables to better understand the large dairy processors worldwide.