EU Buttermilk And Buttermilk Powder Market - Germany, Belgium, and France Are the Biggest Suppliers - Global Trade Magazine
  May 22nd, 2020 | Written by

EU Buttermilk And Buttermilk Powder Market – Germany, Belgium, and France Are the Biggest Suppliers

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  • From 2013 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Luxembourg.
  • In value terms, buttermilk and buttermilk powder exports declined to $1.3B (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

IndexBox has just published a new report: ‘EU – Buttermilk And Buttermilk Powder – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights’. Here is a summary of the report’s key findings.

The revenue of the buttermilk and buttermilk powder market in the European Union rose remarkably to $1.8B in 2018, growing by 5% against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers’ margins, which will be included in the final consumer price).

Consumption by Country in the EU

The countries with the highest volumes of buttermilk and buttermilk powder consumption in 2018 were the UK (186K tonnes), Germany (140K tonnes) and France (134K tonnes), together comprising 30% of total consumption. Ireland, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, Poland, Belgium, Romania, Austria and Finland lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 50%.

From 2013 to 2018, the biggest increases were in Poland, while buttermilk and buttermilk powder consumption for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest buttermilk and buttermilk powder markets in the European Union were the UK ($273M), Italy ($177M) and Spain ($152M), together accounting for 34% of the total market. These countries were followed by the Netherlands, Germany, Ireland, Belgium, Poland, Romania, Austria, Finland and France, which together accounted for a further 48%.

In 2018, the highest levels of buttermilk and buttermilk powder per capita consumption was registered in Ireland (25 kg per person), followed by Finland (8.44 kg per person), Belgium (6 kg per person) and the Netherlands (5.89 kg per person), while the world average per capita consumption of buttermilk and buttermilk powder was estimated at 3 kg per person.

Exports in the EU

EU’s exports shrank slightly to 898K tonnes in 2018, which is down by -1.7% compared with the previous year. Overall, buttermilk and buttermilk powder exports continue to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2016 with an increase of 3.6% y-o-y. In that year, buttermilk and buttermilk powder exports attained their peak of 931K tonnes. From 2017 to 2018, the growth of buttermilk and buttermilk powder exports failed to regain its momentum.

In value terms, buttermilk and buttermilk powder exports declined to $1.3B (IndexBox estimates) in 2018.

Exports by Country

The shipments of the three major exporters of buttermilk and buttermilk powder, namely Germany, Belgium and France, represented more than half of total export. Poland (59K tonnes) ranks next in terms of the total exports with a 6.6% share, followed by Spain (5.1%). Austria (28K tonnes), the UK (26K tonnes), the Netherlands (22K tonnes), the Czech Republic (22K tonnes), Ireland (17K tonnes) and Luxembourg (16K tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders.

From 2013 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of shipments, amongst the key exporting countries, was attained by Austria, while exports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Germany ($332M), France ($298M) and Belgium ($221M) were the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2018, with a combined 66% share of total exports. These countries were followed by Poland, Spain, the Netherlands, the UK, Austria, Ireland, the Czech Republic and Luxembourg, which together accounted for a further 24%.

Among the main exporting countries, Austria saw the highest rates of growth with regard to the value of exports, over the period under review, while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Export Prices by Country

In 2018, the buttermilk and buttermilk powder export price in the European Union amounted to $1,438 per tonne, going up by 5.5% against the previous year. Overall, the buttermilk and buttermilk powder export price, however, continues to indicate a noticeable contraction. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2017 an increase of 6.2% against the previous year. The level of export price peaked at $1,720 per tonne in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2018, export prices failed to regain their momentum.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major exporting countries. In 2018, the country with the highest price was the Netherlands ($1,960 per tonne), while the Czech Republic ($712 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2013 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Luxembourg, while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform