Dairy products

A vital part of the regular diet, the demand for dairy products increases annually. We are looking to develop new milk processing plants and to renovate existing ones to comply with modern quality standards.

  • Total dairy production in 2013 amounted to 1.8 million tonnes.
  • With nearly 70% of raw, unpasteurized milk sold at local bazaars, processing by large enterprises accounts for only a small proportion of total production.
  • Domestic production satisfies only 80% of the local demand for dairy goods, and there are extensive opportunities for new processing plants.

Milk and dairy products

2010

2011

2012

2013

Production (tonnes)

1 536 232

1 622 291

1 719 620

1 820 474

Import (tonnes)

647 229

654 608

642 255

573 587

Export (tonnes)

56

38

47

6 072

Source: State Statistics Committee