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Türkiye collected 10.2M tonnes of cow milk in 2023…

Cow milk production up 4.8% in 12-month period, according to Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat)…

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Türkiye collected 10.2 million tonnes of cow milk in 2023, the country’s statistical authority announced on Wednesday.


Cow milk production rose 4.8% year-on-year last January-December, according to the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat).

In the 12-month period, 1.5 million tonnes of drinking milk was produced, up 1.5% on an annual basis.

Data also showed that cheese production from cow’s milk was up 9.7% on a yearly basis to 771,067 tonnes.

Türkiye also produced 1.2 million tonnes of yoghurt, almost 829,548 tonnes of ayran – a salty yoghurt drink – and 87,060 tonnes of butter.

Dairy trade

In the same period, Türkiye exported dairy products worth $390.6 million, down 36.06% on an annual basis, according to National Milk Council (USK) data.

Meanwhile, the country’s dairy imports jumped 56.2% to $130.7 million.

Iraq, the United Arab Emirates and the US were the top destinations for exports of Turkish dairy products…

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