Korea is a new dairy powerhouse that is leading the emerging market in Asia.
We are able to produce high quality milk thanks to an excellent natural environment that includes superb weather conditions.
We continue to expand dairy production through the cooperative efforts of dairy farmers, companies and government agencies.
That includes strengthening the industry’s foundations and capabilities through ongoing R&D and investment.
Meanwhile, consumption of dairy products is rising steadily due to lifestyle changes as more people begin to incorporate
dairy into the country’s traditional food culture.
As in many other countries, Korea's dairy sector faces challenges such as increasing productivity,
improving supply-demand management systems, innovating distribution structures, and increasing consumption.
To successfully navigate such challenges, companies are investing in R&D and dairy farmers are paying greater attention to milk quality,
eco-friendly practices, and animal welfare. Government efforts also contribute to improving the dairy sector by focusing on collaborations and support.
Dairy farming in Korea has great potential for further growth. Building on our role as a leader in Asia’s dairy market,
we are ready to contribute to the progress and development of the international dairy sector.
Going forward, we will work together to pioneer dairy for the next generation!
Cow’s milk prices
Cow’s milk deliveries
Summary (see general remarks)
|Volume(X 1000 tonnes)||2016||(2015~100)||2016||(2015~100)||2016||(2015~100)|
|Butter and butteroil||2||67||8||150||0||182|
|Whole milk powder||2||85||4||172||0||30|
|Skin milk powder||9||50||21||97||0||671|
GDP (Purchasing power parity)
GDP Sector Composition
With low birth rates and increased beverage options for consumers, the dairy industry faces challenges which are shared by a growing number of markets around the world. IDF WDS Daejeon 2018 aims to promote discussions on these and other common trends.