World Milk Production 2011

2011 statistics from the FAO show us that the US is leading in both total milk production and milk yield per cow. The huge variations in production and yield per cow globally are clearly shown here, with an average US cow producing 40 times that of an average cow in Tanzania (9678 kg/year and 239 kg/year respectively). In Europe, where production-increasing hormones are not alllowed, Denmark is in the lead, with their neighbors Sweden and Finland following close (8429, 8341 and 8058 kg/year).

 Total milk production - World 2011

1 USA 89015
2 India 52500
3 China 36929
4 Brazil 32091
5 Russia 31386
6 Germany 30301
7 France 24427
8 New Zealand 17894
9 Great Britain 14246
10 Turkey 13802
11 Pakistan 12906
12 Poland 12414
13 Netherland 11627
14 Ukraine 10804
15 Mexico 10724
16 Argentina 10502
17 Italy 10479
18 Australia 9101
19 Canada 8400
20 Japan 7474
21 Spain 6522
22 Belarus 6489
23 Iran 6391
24 Irland 5537
25 Kazakhstan 5200
26 Denmark 4881
27 Romania 4527
28 Switzerland 4119
29 Kenya 4059
30 Ethiopia 4058
31 Austria 3307
32 South Africa 3256
33 Belgium 3101
34 Egypt 2995
35 Sweden 2890
36 Czec Republic 2736
37 Chile 2620
38 Finland 2301
39 Portugal 1906
40 Morocco 1900
41 Algeria 1811
42 Lithuania 1782
43 Peru 1746
44 Hungary 1712
45 Syria 1702
46 Tanzania 1650
47 Norway 1515
48 Serbia 1462
49 Bulgaria 1126
50 Albania 955
51 Slovakia 928
52 Latvia 842
53 Greece 787
54 Kroatia 780
55 Estonia 692
56 Bosnia Herzegovina 689
57 Slovenia 604
58 Nigeria 563
59 Moldavia 526
60 Makedonia 376
61 Luxemburg 292
62 Montenegro 197
63 Iraq 185
64 Iceland 123

Milk production per cow per year (kgs)- World 2011

 

1 USA 9678
2 Canada 8699
3 Denmark 8429
4 Sweden 8341
5 Finland 8058
6 Portugal 7874
7 Great Britain 7849
8 Spain 7716
9 Netherland 7537
10 Japan 7477
11 Czec Republic 7320
12 Germany 7236
13 Luxemburg 7225
14 Estonia 7175
15 Switzerland 6993
16 France 6674
17 Belgium 6355
18 Norway 6302
19 Austria 6227
20 Italy 5961
21 Slovakia 5828
22 Australia 5728
23 Hungary 5542
24 Slovenia 5517
25 Latvia 5129
26 Lithuania 5100
27 Poland 5019
28 Irland 4957
29 Mexico 4501
30 Argentina 4496
31 Iceland 4473
32 Belarus 4390
33 Kroatia 4246
34 Ukraine 4175
35 Russia 3857
36 Romania 3776
37 New Zealand 3716
38 Greece 3691
39 Bulgaria 3653
40 Moldavia 3405
41 South Africa 3256
42 Makedonia 3136
43 China 3003
44 Montenegro 2936
45 Serbia 2921
46 Turkey 2899
47 Syria 2785
48 Albania 2690
49 Bosnia Herzegovina 2618
50 Chile 2580
51 Peru 2216
52 Iran 2205
53 Algeria 2086
54 Egypt 1945
55 Kazakhstan 1893
56 Brazil 1382
57 Morocco 1280
58 Pakistan 1230
59 India 1169
60 Kenya 732
61 Iraq 640
62 Ethiopia 380
63 Nigeria 245
64 Tanzania 239

Growth hormones are not allowed in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Israel or the EU. Growth hormones are estimated to increase milk production by 10-15%.

Milk production Europe 2011

1 Russia 31386
2 Germany 30301
3 France 24427
4 Great Britain 14246
5 Poland 12414
6 Netherland 11627
7 Ukraine 10804
8 Italy 10479
9 Spain 6522
10 Belarus 6489
11 Irland 5537
12 Denmark 4881
13 Romania 4527
14 Switzerland 4119
15 Austria 3307
16 Belgium 3101
17 Sweden 2890
18 Czec Republic 2736
19 Finland 2301
20 Portugal 1906
21 Lithuania 1782
22 Hungary 1712
23 Norway 1515
24 Serbia 1462
25 Bulgaria 1126
26 Albania 955
27 Slovakia 928
28 Latvia 842
29 Greece 787
30 Kroatia 780
31 Estonia 692
32 Bosnia Herzegovina 689
33 Slovenia 604
34 Moldavia 526
35 Makedonia 376
36 Luxemburg 292
37 Montenegro 197
38 Iceland 123

Milk production per cow per year (kgs) - Europe 2011

1 Denmark 8429
2 Sweden 8341
3 Finland 8058
4 Portugal 7874
5 Great Britain 7849
6 Spain 7716
7 Netherland 7537
8 Czec Republic 7320
9 Germany 7236
10 Luxemburg 7225
11 Estonia 7175
12 Switzerland 6993
13 France 6674
14 Belgium 6355
15 Norway 6302
16 Austria 6227
17 Italy 5961
18 Slovakia 5828
19 Hungary 5542
20 Slovenia 5517
21 Latvia 5129
22 Lithuania 5100
23 Poland 5019
24 Irland 4957
25 Iceland 4473
26 Belarus 4390
27 Kroatia 4246
28 Ukraine 4175
29 Russia 3857
30 Romania 3776
31 Greece 3691
32 Bulgaria 3653
33 Moldavia 3405
34 Makedonia 3136
35 Montenegro 2936
36 Serbia 2921
37 Albania 2690
38 Bosnia Herzegovina 2618

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