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Milk production in Oceania falls while prices rise

In Oceania limited milk production is sustaining prices in the dairy sector. In Australia, where the summer is drawing to an close, the availability of milk is still limited. Milk production dropped in the second half of last year both in Australia (-8.55% in the July-December period compared to the same period
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Milk production still falling in Oceania

2016 ended with a fall in milk production for Australia and New Zealand, the two main countries of Oceania; Australia lost 10.29% in the July-October period of 2016 compared to the same period the previous year and New Zealand reported a decrease of 3% over a longer period – from
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Milk production down in Australia

Milk production in August was down by 9.28% in Australia compared to the same month the previous year. Reasons for this are to do with the weather situation. Although spring rains brought some relief to livestock farmers in the southeast and a reduction in prices of water for irrigation (with
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Raw milk prices on the rise in New Zealand

New Zealand milk production in August has caused concern about the availability of milk during the months to come and the effects of this have not been slow to emerge. For example a major New Zealand cooperative, Fonterra, has recently increased the price of milk paid to farmers. The increase was
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Chinese demand for finished dairy products is on the rise

In August this year imports of the following dairy products increased in volume compared to the same month the previous year: cheese (+63.9%), infant formula (+34.8%), butter (+34.6%), whey powder (+31.9%), milk and cream (+30.5%) and whole milk powder (+20.6%). However, skimmed milk powder decreased (-18.9%). If we consider the first eight months of this year (January-August), the largest increases
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