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Which Country Produces the Most Cows' Cheese?

Production of Butter (Cows' Milk) (tonnes)
Agriculture | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 114 countries in 2014, USA ranked the highest in production of butter (cows' milk with 841,565 tonnes followed by New Zealand and Germany. On the other end of the scale was Togo with 15.0 tonnes, Tajikistan with 23.0 tonnes and Suriname with 30.0 tonnes.

Total production of butter (cows' milk reached 5,107,261 tonnes in 2014 in the World according to Faostat. This is 1.4 % less than in the previous year and 6.22 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total production of butter (cows' milk reached an all time high of 6,693,064 tonnes in 1986 and an all time low of 4,607,738 tonnes in 1998. The average annual growth amounted to 0.166 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, USA, accounted for 16.5 % of production of butter (cows' milk in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 34.4 % share while the ten largest countries some 63.4 % in 2014.