Kazakhstan increases milk, cream production by over 11%
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 18
By Rashid Shirinov – Trend:
Kazakh companies increased milk and cream production by 11.1 percent in 2018 year-on-year to 535,500 tons, and cheese and cottage cheese production by 9.3 percent to 27,500 tons, Trend reports via Kazakh media.
At the same time, the production of other dairy products, including condensed milk and cream, yoghurts, kefir, ayran and similar products, increased by 1.8 percent year-on-year to 219,100 tons.
The main region of cheese and cottage cheese production is the Almaty region: 26.7 percent of the total production in Kazakhstan in 2018. The region is followed by the East Kazakhstan region (12.7 percent) and Almaty (11.7 percent).
The Almaty region also leads among milk and cream producers: 113,700 tons, 13 percent up year-on-year. The top-3 also includes the North Kazakhstan (140,800 tons, 20 percent up) and Kostanay (78,300 tons, 1 percent down) regions.
The main dairy companies of the Almaty region are FoodMaster, Adal Sut, Raimbek Milk, etc.
It should also be noted that for the first 11 months of 2018, Kazakh companies met the demand for milk and cream by 96.2 percent; and that for cheese and cottage cheese by 56.5 percent.
Interestingly, exports of milk and cream increased by as much as 47.6 percent in 2018, and exports of cheese and cottage cheese went up by 4.2 percent.
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