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EU-28: 2016 was a good year for dairy exports

All in all 2016 was a good year for EU-28 both in terms of export value (+0.6% compared to 2015) and volume (+5.5%) with the latter performing particularly well. The value of exports amounted to €13,889 million and that of imports to €810 million, with a decrease of 4.3% compared to the
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New Zealand milk versus Chinese steel

Not always do free trade agreements signify open and receptive markets. One only need look at the Chinese steel and New Zealand milk case. In 2008 China and New Zealand signed the China-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Recently China has threatened to reduce imports of milk and fruit from
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EU-28 exports of milk and cream are booming

In the first half of 2016 EU exports of milk and cream increased by 45% compared to the same period the previous year. June also registered double-digit growth (20.4%). Since May last year a surprising export market for these products has been Belarus, which saw the volumes it imported increase by
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New Zealand dairy exports hit record high in June

Compared to the same period the previous year, in June this year New Zealand dairy exports increased in volume with regard to the following products: whey powder (+180.4%), infant formula (+133.7%), skimmed milk powder (+69.4%), cheese (+35.2%), butter (+25.2%), whole milk powder (+15.6%) and casein (+3.9%). Infant formula exports continue to
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The dairy sector and Brexit: the consequences

Brexit, i.e. the departure of the United Kingdom from the EU, raises questions about the future for both the UK and Europe. And the issue is not purely financial as immediate problems may regard the markets, particularly the agricultural and food sectors and therefore also the dairy sector. The UK, in
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