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I need an overview of the butter industry. Can you please recommend an updated report?

Good day,

Thank you for your inquiry. Our database has many reports regarding the butter industry and is typically association with the dairy industry as a whole.  Below are the most relevant reports.

Report 1: The dairy products market, Global Milk and Cheese Market, Nov 2015

This report discussed the global butter industry including the rise in butter production in Asia as well as how milk quotas in Europe influences the butter industry in Western Europe.  There is a chart that shows butter production by main geographical zone in the world between 1962 through 2011 in units of 1,000 tons.  There is also a chart of the breakdown of countries according to their level of cheese and butter per capita consumption in 2010.

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— Global Milk and Cheese Market, Nov 2015

Report 2: Dairy Market Weekly, Global Dairy Farming, August 2015

This report discusses the prices for butter per tonne.  This report is a weekly report for the UK market with regular price updates.

Report 3:  Weekly Newsletter, Global Milk, Weekly Update, Dec 2015

This report is also a weekly commodity update. There is specific discussion on the trade in butter and the forecast for imports and exports among countries like China, Mexico, Malaysia, Algeria, Indonesia and Russian Federation who import butter as well as the European Union, United States, New Zealand, Australia and Belarus who export butter.  There are charts that show the imports and exports from 2013 through 2015 as well as the percent change over that period.  There is a country-level overview of the trade of butter.

Report 4: Latest market information, Global Milk, June 2015

This report is another weekly report that particularly discusses how Japan will need to emergency import butter to avoid a meltdown because they were in short supply of about 7,000 tonnes.  It discusses the focus of the demand growth from holiday cakes.  Resultantly, this emergency import affects prices.

I hope you find this useful, and can see that there is a lot of useful information available through the portal about the food industry. If you have any additional needs or questions about our reports, please feel free to contact us.