Top world dairy companies
Statistics on companies around the world with the highest dairy turnovers.
|Rank||Company||Country of Origin and main operation countries||Milk Intake  mill. t ME||Estimated turnover  per kg milk in USD||Market share of world milk production|
|1||Dairy Farmers of America||United States||29.2||0.5||3.5%|
|7||Saputo (incl.MG)||Canada/United States/Others||9.8*||1.1*||1.2%|
|8||Dean Foods||United States||9.4||0.8||1.1%|
|12||California Dairies||United States||7.7||0.5||0.9%|
|14||Glanbia Group||Ireland/United States/Others||6.5||0.6||0.8%|
|19||Schreiber Foods||United States||4.5*||1.1*||0.5%|
* Estimated by IFCN
Explanation of variables:
 Milk intake represents milk volume collected and dairy commodity purchases (in milk equivalent) for the main company and its subsidiaries. Milk intake figures in mill tons. In some cases recalculated from litre (1litre = 1.033 kg). In the milk intake a double counting is possible once a processor sources milk from a collecting cooperative (e.g. DFA) or is sourcing milk in form of dairy products. This means that the total milk volume of the top 20 processors can be overestimated. Content of milk intake (fat and protein level) can be underestimated in some countries such as New Zealand and The Netherlands.
 Turnover per kg milk: Dairy turnover divided by milk intake. This indicator gives an indication of value creation per kg of milk processed. This figure shall be interpreted with care as the precise number is difficult to define and a direct comparability between companies is limited.
Source: IFCN data collection. Data represents in most cases the year 2017. * = IFCN estimation.
Compiled by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Animal Industry Division, Market Information Section
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