Turkish Statistical Institute announced the data on milk and dairy products production for the month of November.
The amount of cow’s milk collected by commercial dairy enterprises is 6.1 percent in November compared to the same month of the previous year; In the January-November period, it decreased by 3.2 percent compared to the same period of the previous year.
LOWEST LEVEL SINCE FEBRUARY 2017
While the amount of collected cow’s milk has entered a downward trend since May 2022, it reached the lowest level in November. The amount of cow’s milk collected by commercial dairy enterprises decreased by 6.1 percent in November compared to the same month of the previous year and became 718 thousand 166 tons, the lowest figure since 702 thousand 784 tons in February 2017.
Compared to the same month of the previous year, in November, butter production decreased by 18.5 percent, ayran production by 8.8 percent, drinking milk production by 7.4 percent, cow cheese production by 5.1 percent and yoghurt production by 3.1 percent. In the January-November period, butter production increased by 16.1 percent, ayran production by 7.2 percent, and yogurt production by 3.4 percent compared to the same period of the previous year; Cow cheese production decreased by 4.8 percent and drinking milk production decreased by 2.4 percent.
The amount of cow’s milk collected by commercial dairy enterprises, which was 757 thousand 79 tons in the previous month, decreased by 5.1 percent in November and became 718 thousand 166 tons.
Drinking milk production, which was 120 thousand 847 tons in the previous month, increased by 1.9 percent in November to 123 thousand 123 tons.
THE INCREASE IN MILK PRICES IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE
Sencer Solakoğlu, President of All Dairy, Meat and Cattle Breeders’ Association (Tüsedad), had stated to Habertürk that there was a shortage of milk supply. Giving the signals that the price increases will continue, Solakoğlu said, “The prices determined in the field have increased by about another 10 percent at the moment. The base price for January is around 12 TL, and premiums are being talked about. In other words, it seems that the milk price will continue to increase in direct proportion to the demand for milk. The reason for this is that there is a shortage of supply due to the large number of businesses that have been making losses for years but have suffered a heavy loss and closed in the last year, and the capacity has been reduced due to their loss. It looks like the citizen will endure,” he said.