World’s top 20 dairy companies

World’s top 20 dairy companies

According to latest yearly survey of Rabobank, world’s biggest dairy companies highlight the huge of one of the world’s most important food sectors. In the latest survey, the largest dairy companies names Swiss major Nestle is the top dairy company in the world with turnover of $27.8 billion and second top company is French Lactalis with turnover of $19.5 billion, 3rd is Danone with turnover of $19.5 billion, although New Zealand’s Fonterra is on 4th with turnover of $18.5 billion in 2014.

The Rabobank record is overlook by European dairies with the top 20. France alone has 3rd-Danone, Lactalis, Savencia, Sodiaal. The United State is also big market with fifth top dairies-DFA, Kraft Foods, Schreiber Foods, Dean Foods, Land O’ Lakes-making it into the record. In evaluation, Indian dairy companies are small. Parag Milk Foods is a Maharashtra-based dairy farm, which had turnover of 1,400 crore in 2014-2015. According to the International Farm Comparison Network, It has published a list of top 20 worldwide dairies based on their milk ingestion in 2013. The Amul is biggest company that ranked 15th with 0.6 per cent share of worldwide milk production.

According to RS Sodhi who is managing director of the GCMMF (Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation), most of the milk producing nations in the globe were dominated by supportive players, be it New Zealand, the United State and Australia. There is difference with India, which is the foreign cooperative limit themselves to milk processing and milk procurement. They sell milk in volume to confidential firms for value added milk products.

Position Company Country
1. Nestlé Switzerland
2. Lactalis France
3. Danone France
4. Fonterra New Zealand
5. Dairy Farmers of America USA
6. FrieslandCampina Netherlands
7. Arla Foods Denmark/Sweden
8. Saputo Canada
9. Dean Foods USA
10. Yili China
11. Mengniu China
12. Unilever Netherlands/UK
13. Sodiaal France
14. DMK Germany
15. Savencia (formerly Bongrain) France
16. Kraft Foods USA
17. Meiji Japan
18. Schreiber Foods USA
19. Land O’Lakes USA
20. Muller Germany

Source: Rabobank


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