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Global demand for dairy products is increasing but the entire dairy sector is facing several changes all at once.

To face and survive these challenges, strategic market information is essential. Gira’s expertise and experience in this sector results in an unparalleled ability to collect, compile and analyse data and opinion to master critical issues relevant to the dairy market today and in the future. We answer the questions you are asking:

  • What is the current level of production, import, export or consumption of a dairy product in a specific country?
  • What will happen next year? And in the next five years?
  • Will prices rise or fall? Why?
  • Which countries are the most interesting?

Current sector challenges and opportunities:

  • Consumption trends are changing. The sector must remain agile, adapting to new consumer demands, e.g. GMO-free, organic, lactose-free, animal welfare
  • The return to dairy fats. Butter consumption is back with considerable impact on the product mix and prices of all dairy commodities
  • Price volatility is the new norm. Frequent imbalances in supply and demand, the end of EU milk quotas, the Russian embargo, Chinese over-buying, EU SMP stocks and trade agreements all create volatility and are now part of the trading rules
  • New consumer nations. The development of dairy consumption outside the traditional dairy-producing regions increases the potential for commodity imports and investment in burgeoning new dairy markets
  • Novel dairy Ingredients. The traditional dairy market is expanding due to the growing importance of new added-value technology and the continuous development of more complex and dedicated technical products

The dairy market includes a wide range of products derived from milk, including fluid milk, cheese, butter, powders, cream, fresh dairy products and technical dairy ingredients. From traditional dairy products and commodities, to specific and more recent technical dairy ingredients, Gira understands and works with the vast spectrum of dairy products, and our customers operate along the entire dairy sector food chain.

Contact us to find out how Gira can help you turn today’s challenges into tomorrow’s opportunities.

Reports & Analyses

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Global market dynamics in Technical Dairy Ingredients Markets to 2025


This study describes, measures and forecasts the production, trade and end-uses of the main industrially produced, “technical” ingredients sold in the multiple forms of whey proteins, caseins and milk powders used for human consumption, as well as of standard vegetable fat-filled milk powder.  


Gira Dairy Club 2019


The Gira Dairy Club (GDC) provides an exclusive, annual analysis of milk production and the main dairy commodities in each of the world’s major producing, consuming and trading countries.


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