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September 26, 2020
AGRICULTURE ECONOMY

Cow milk imports up by 50.5pct in January, February

The quantity of imported cow milk was by 36.1pct (3,483 tonnes) in February 2016 as compared to the same month of 2015, up to 13,126 tonnes; over the first two months of the year it grew by 50.5pct year on year (8,516 tonnes), to 25,386 tonnes, according to data released on Friday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).

Against January, the raw milk imports went up in February by 7.1pct ().

According to the INS data, In February 2016 as compared to January 2016 the milk collected from the processing units decreased by 471 tonnes (-0.7pct), the highest decrease being registered for cream, by 193 tonnes (-3.2pct), followed by acidified milk (yoghurt, drinking yoghurt, curd and other similar milk products) by 215 tonnes (-1.3pct).

Certain products have known increase, in February 2016 against January 2916, as follows: butter by 136 tonnes (+16.9pct), cheese, including cheese obtained exclusively from cow’s milk (91.3pct of total cheese) by 684 tonnes (+11.3pct), drinking milk by 914 tonnes (+4.0pct).

As compared to the previous month of 2015, in February 2016 the milk amount collected from the processing units grew by 8,158 tonnes (+13.5pct).

The output of the main milk products has increased in February 2016 compared to the similar month of 2015 as follows: cheese including cheese obtained exclusively from cow’s milk by 1,763 tonnes (+35.4pct), cream by 694 tonnes (+13.3pct), acidified milk (yoghurt, drinking yoghurt, curd and other similar milk products) by 1,330 tonnes (+8.5pct), drinking milk by 1,82 tonnes (+5.7pct) and butter by 28 tonnes (+3.1pct).

The INS data also say that from 1 January to 29 February 2016, compared to 1 January – 28 February 2015, the amount of milk collected from the processing units has went up by 13,128 tonnes (+10.5pct).

The highest increases of production in 1 January – 29 February 2016 against 1 January – 28 February 2015 are as follows: cheese, including cheese obtained exclusively from cow’s milk (90.8pct) by 2,914 tonnes (+29.4pct), cream by 1,202 tonnes (+11.1pct), acidified milk (yoghurt, drinking yoghurt, curd and other similar milk products) by 2,388 tonnes (+7.5pct), drinking milk by 1,038 tonnes (+2.3pct) and butter by 8 tonnes (+0.5pct). In 1 January – 29 February 2016 compared to 1 January – 28 February 2015, the amount of cow milk collected from the processing units grew by 13,128 tonnes (+10.5pct).

Significant increases of the output in 1 January – 29 February 2016 against 1 January – 28 February 2015 were recorded for cheese, including cheese obtained exclusively from cow’s milk (90.8pct) by 2,914 tonnes (+29.4pct), cream by 1,202 tonnes (+11.1pct), acidified milk (yoghurt, drinking yoghurt, curd and other similar milk products) by 2,388 tonnes (+7.5pct), drinking milk by 1,038 tonnes (+2.3pct) and butter by 8 tonnes (+0.5pct).

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