Which Country Produces the Most Milk?

Cow Milk Production (Whole, Fresh) (kl), 2014
Agriculture | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 170 countries in 2014, USA ranked the highest in fresh cow milk production with 89,118 kl followed by India and China. On the other end of the scale was Hong Kong with 0.004 kl, Seychelles with 0.022 kl and Brunei with 0.046 kl.

Total fresh cow milk production reached 613,657 kl in 2014 in the World according to Faostat. This is 3.57 % less than in the previous year and 13.7 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total fresh cow milk production reached an all time high of 635,576 kl in 2013 and an all time low of 312,824 kl in 1963. The average annual growth amounted to 1.27 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, USA, accounted for 14.5 % of fresh cow milk production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 29.9 % share while the ten largest countries some 56.5 % in 2014.

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

Cow Milk Production (Whole, Fresh) Unit 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Argentina kl 10,320 10,366 10,308 11,206 11,239
Brazil kl 28,440 29,085 30,715 32,096 32,304
China kl 35,874 35,510 36,036 36,929 37,768
France kl 23,565 22,659 23,332 24,361 23,983
Germany kl 28,656 29,164 29,616 30,323 30,507
India kl 49,810 52,200 54,903 57,770 59,805
Netherlands kl 11,286 11,469 11,626 11,642 11,675
New Zealand kl 15,217 16,483 17,010 17,339 19,129
Pakistan kl 11,550 11,985 12,437 12,906 13,393
Poland kl 12,425 12,447 12,279 12,414 12,668
Russia kl 32,111 32,326 31,585 31,386 31,501
Turkey kl 11,255 11,583 12,419 13,802 15,978
USA kl 86,177 85,880 87,474 89,015 90,865
Ukraine kl 11,524 11,364 10,977 10,804 11,080
United Kingdom kl 13,719 13,852 14,071 13,849 13,843