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Canadian exports of dairy products in 2009
According to Canadian Dairy Information Centre, dairy export volume in 2009 amounted to CAD 229.55 million, that is by CAD 25.33 million (or by 9.94%) down compared to the figure of 2008. Export volume amounted to 83.7 thousand tonnes in volume terms, or 95.84% compared to the figure of the previous year. Canadian export dynamics of some dairy products in monetary terms during 2006-2009 is shown in Fig. 1.
Fig. 1. Canadian exports of some dairy products in 2006-2009
During the period considered Canadian dairy exports were marked by negative dynamics. Export peak was reached in 2007 with the figure amounting to CAD 283.5 million. Annual decrease in the figure considered during 2006-2009 totaled CAD 10.9 million, or 4.34%.
Considering export dynamics in terms of some dairy products in 2009, compared to 2008, showed decreasing of cheese, dried cream, dried whole milk, whey, and other dairy product exports. Most notable was a decrease in dried cream (-40.6%, or CAD 16.42 million) and dried whole milk shipments (-35.59%, or CAD 0.79 million). At the same time, there was a rise in exports in terms of the following product groups: butter (47.37%, or CAD 0.36 million), milk and sour cream (9.55%, or CAD 0.45 million). However, due to low absolute values of the dairy exports considered (CAD 1.12 million and CAD 5.16 million respectively), the growth given did not affect the dynamics of total dairy exports countrywide.
Export structure by dairy product groups is shown in Fig. 2.
Fig. 2. Canadian dairy export structure in 2009
The largest part of dairy export structure (46.31%) in 2009 was covered by other dairy products including:
- Sweetened and unsweetened milk and sour cream (0.61%);
- Concentrated and unconcentrated sweetened and unsweetened fruit and non-fruit yogurt (3.13%);
- buttermilk, curdy milk and sour cream, kefir (1.68%);
- genuine milk based products, sweetened and unsweetened (11.91%);
- dairy spread (1.88%);
- lactose and its derivatives (0.81%);
- ice-cream and other frozen foodstuffs containing cocoa and not (25.92%);
- caseine and its derivatives (0.37%).
The second largest part of Canadian export structure in 2009 was covered by cheese (27.33%) amounting to USD 62.74 million in absolute terms, or to 9.49 thousand tonnes. Considering the dynamics of Canadian export structure shows a 0.74pp increase in cheese share compared to 2008. The main exported type of cheese was Cheddar cheese with a share of 55.37% in cheese export volume in 2009.
Canadian dairy export lines are different, but the main business partners were the following: North American countries (35.1% of export volume), Middle East countries (23.1%), Asian countries (15%) EU countries (11.4%).
Moreover, these countries can be clearly divided by the types of exported products. Thus, buttermilk (100% of this product export volume), caseine (87.1%), sterilized milk (95.4%), dairy spreads (99.3%), fresh cheese (96.9%), Cheddar cheese (32.7%), milk (88.3%), lactose (85.33%), whey based products (55.7%), yogurt (96.4%) were mostly shipped to the USA. In 2009 other Canadian business partners located on the North American continent were Cuba (83.9% of condensed milk exports) and St. Pierre and Mickelon (24.3% of aged cheese exports).
The main Canadian butter exporter was Hong Kong (49.2% of total butter export volume). Close cooperation with other members of Asian region should also be noted: China (29.6% of whey and whey based product exports, 5% of sour cream exports), Taiwan (94.8% of sour cream exports), and Korea (28.59% of genuine milk based product exports).
Cooperation with EU countries was effected in terms of Cheddar cheese and aged cheese exports. The main Canadian cheese exporters were England making up 67% of Cheddar cheese exports, and France (36.7% of aged cheese exports).
Canadian ice-cream exporters of high priority were Middle East countries including Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait which made up a total of 67.1% of exports.
Cooperation with African countries was effected in terms of dried cream exports (Egypt 26.21%) and genuine milk product exports (Egypt 42.9%).
Source: IRUE "National Сentre for Marketing and Price Study"
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