Which Country Produces the Most Milk?

Total Milk Production (Whole, Fresh) (kt), 2014 or latest
Agriculture | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 170 countries in 2014, India ranked the highest in fresh milk production with 130,167 kt followed by USA and China. On the other end of the scale was Hong Kong with 0.002 kt, Seychelles with 0.012 kt and Brunei with 0.082 kt.

Total fresh milk production reached 751,428 kt in 2014 in the World according to Faostat. This is 0.628 % more than in the previous year and 15.9 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total fresh milk production reached an all time high of 759,754 kt in 2012 and an all time low of 344,185 kt in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 1.48 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, India, accounted for 17.3 % of fresh milk production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 34.9 % share while the ten largest countries some 60.4 % in 2014.

Data for more countries are available at Total Milk Production (Whole, Fresh) indicator page.

Total Milk Production (Whole, Fresh) Unit 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Argentina kt 10,320 10,366 10,308 11,206 11,239
Brazil kt 28,580 29,229 30,864 32,246 32,454
China kt 39,867 40,046 40,803 41,435 42,384
France kt 24,376 23,520 24,246 25,290 24,883
Germany kt 28,687 29,200 29,640 30,349 30,698
India kt 112,183 116,425 121,847 127,904 132,431
Netherlands kt 11,460 11,656 11,805 11,835 11,893
New Zealand kt 15,217 16,483 17,010 17,339 19,129
Pakistan kt 33,257 34,362 35,491 36,656 37,788
Poland kt 12,445 12,467 12,298 12,434 12,685
Russia kt 32,357 32,565 31,841 31,640 31,750
Turkey kt 12,243 12,542 13,544 15,056 17,401
USA kt 86,177 85,880 87,474 88,979 91,010
Ukraine kt 11,762 11,610 11,249 11,086 11,378
United Kingdom kt 13,719 13,852 14,071 13,849 13,843