It is interesting to know the 10 top companies have a great share of the $ 460 billion dairy products market. According to official statistics, the major top 10 producer companies in the world produce nearly one-third of all dairy products in the world, generating about 150 billion USD revenue in total productions. The most successful company in the world, which earned about 24.3 billion USD in 2020, is Nestle from Switzerland, followed by two French companies, Lactalis and Danone, which acquired 20.8 and 18 billion USD respectively. Other key companies are Fonterra, New Zealand (14.3 billion USD), FrieslandCompina, Netherlands (13.8 billion USD), Dairy Farmers of America (13.6 billion USD), Arla Foods, Denmark/Sweden, (12.4 billion USD), Yili Group, China (11.2 billion USD), Saputo Inc, Canada (11 billion USD), and Mengniu Dairy, China. From the continental perspective, half of the top 10 companies are European, three are Asian and two are North American companies. From the country's perspective, France and China both have two companies among the 10 top more successful companies in the world regarding producing dairy products. One-third of dairy products revenue in the world goes to the pockets of 10 top companies.
Top 20 Dairy Products
According to a survey conducted worldwide, Ayarn (a kind of yogurt produced in Turkey) is at top of the most wanted and popular dairy products. Butter, buttermilk, cheese, and clotted cream are the other five most popular dairy products in the world. these products are rated according to their taste and flavor. Other top 20 most wanted dairy products in the world are Cottage cheese, Cream, Cream Cheese, Ghee, Milk, Kefir, Quark, Skyr, Sour Cream, Uunijuusto, Viili, Whey protein, Whipped Cream, Ymer, and Yogurt. The most popular dairy product in the world is Ayarn, a type of yogurt produces in Turkey from yogurt, water, and salt. This world-famous product has a long history, over 1000 years, and is consumed across the whole Middle East region. This tasty and delicious yogurt is in first place among the 20 top more popular dairy products in the world.
It may be attractive to know that there are over 264 million dairy cows in the world, producing more than 600 million tons of milk every year. The majority of companies producing milk are located in India, which produced about one-fifth of the total milk produced worldwide, followed by the United States of America, China, Pakistan, and Brazil. While India is the largest producer of milk in the world, it is noteworthy that all Indian milk-producing companies are small and medium. Till 2019, there was no Indian company among the 20 largest producers of milk and dairy products worldwide. In 2020, the only Indian company among the top 20 milk producers, was Amul (in 16th place, which draped in 18th place in 1021). Among the top 20 companies, there are 4 French companies, and Germany, China, the United States, and Canada have 2 companies each. To conclude, while the largest milk producer company is French, the largest producer country in the world is India.
Largest Milk Producer in the World
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) the global production of milk in 2020, was about 906 million tons. The largest milk producer in the world was India, which produced about one-fifth of the total milk produced worldwide, followed by the United States of America, China, Pakistan, and Brazil. From the continental perspective, Asia is the largest producer of milk with 370 million tons of worldwide total, followed by Europe which produced about 230 million tons. North America, South America, Africa, Oceania, and Central America are in the next rate by producing 110 million tons, 80 million tons, 30 million 15 million tons respectively. From the country's perspective, India was the largest milk producer in the world, with 146.31 million tons, while the United States was in second place producing 93.5 million tons. Pakistan with 42 million tons, Brazil with 35.7 million tons, Germany with 29.35 tons, Russia with 29 million tons, France with 23.2 million tons, New Zealand with 21.53 million tons, and Turkey with 19 million tons were other key producers of milk in the world.
Top 10 Milk Brands in World
Among the top 10 brands and key milk producers in the world in 2021, five companies were European, while two French companies were among the 5 top brands in the world. The French company, Lactalis, was the largest company, which earned 23 billion USD of a world total of $ 460 billion. These top 10 brands in milk production are located in France, China, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the USA, and Canada. None of them was located in India, which produced over one-fifth of the world produced milk annually. Five European companies and two Chines are among the top 10 milk producer companies in the world.
Top 10 Dairy Companies in USA
In $ 40 billion worth dairy industry in the USA with more than 9 million cows and around 150,000 employees, Dairy Farmers of America Inc. is in the first place among the top 10 dairy producer companies, producing more than 22% of American raw milk production and earning about 14.7 billion annual revenues. Saputo Inc. is in second place, by a 14.3 billion annual income. Other important companies in the USA are Nestlé, Zone Americas, Danone North America, Agropur, Schreiber Foods Inc., Kraft Heinz Co, ConAgra Brands, and Prairie Farms Dairy Inc, Land O’Lakes Inc. and California Dairies Inc. From a regional or State perspective, California is the first dairy producer in the USA, which has more than 1.73 million cows, each producing about 10,091 liters of milk annually. followed by Wisconsin which produced about 7 billion liters of milk annually. Idaho is the third place by producing about 3.73 billion liters of milk. Dairy Farmers of America Inc. is the largest milk producing company in the USA by producing more than 22% of total productions. Other nine companies, following Dairy Farmers of America, produce the waste amount of milk in the United States of America.