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Explore the top dairy producers of 2023 in this comprehensive report, featuring a detailed analysis of leading dairy-producing countries and companies. Gain insights into the global dairy industry with key data on production volumes and revenue, highlighting major players like Nestlé, Lactalis, and Dairy Farmers of America. Essential reading for industry professionals and those interested in global dairy market dynamics.

As of 2023, the top dairy producers in the world can be categorized into two main groups: countries and companies.

Top Dairy Producing Countries

  1. European Union
  2. United States
  3. India
  4. China
  5. Brazil

These rankings are based on the overall production of cow milk.

Top Dairy Companies by Revenue

  1. Nestlé (Switzerland)
  2. Lactalis (France)
  3. Dairy Farmers of America (United States)
  4. Danone (France)
  5. Yili Group (China)
  6. Fonterra (New Zealand)
  7. FrieslandCampina (Netherlands)
  8. Mengniu Dairy (China)
  9. Arla Foods (Denmark)
  10. Saputo Inc. (Canada)

Dairy production is crucial globally, providing essential nutrition, economic livelihoods, cultural value, and contributing to food security. Despite sustainability challenges, it remains a key sector, driven by continuous innovation and research.

Related: Top 10 Largest Dairy Producers in USA by Market Share & Volume

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