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Read the dairy Situation and Outlook report for February 2018.

Situation and Outlook 2018

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Overview

  • Australian milk production is up 3% for the first half of the 2017/18 season as a result of improved weather in most regions, and incrementally higher milk prices.
  • Slower milk production in NZ and good import demand have helped support commodity prices in the short term, but the fundamentals point to significant downside risk for prices in the months ahead.
  • The Australian market remains stable, with volume growth in most major dairy categories. Sales value growth remains robust, with the exception of cheese.
  • Recent announcements of investment in Australian processing assets are encouraging signs of industry confidence, however key to ongoing success will be the ability of processors to support and grow a profitable milk supply base to capture the full potential of their manufacturing footprint.

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