Mexico, the eighth country in terms of milk consumption in the world

Milk consumption per inhabitant in the country was 66 liters last year. Likewise, there is a penetration of 99% in homes. As part of the World Milk Day celebrated by the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), Tetra Pak reports that Mexico is the eighth country in the world in terms of consumption of milk and other liquid dairy products (milk for babies, drinking yogurt, evaporated milk, flavored milk, liquid cream, condensed milk, soy and rice milk, cereals, seeds, nuts), after India, China, the United States of America, Pakistan, Brazil and Russia.

The amount of dairy products in the country in 2011 was about 12 billion liters. These dairy products include white milk, baby milk, liquid yogurt, evaporated milk, flavored milk, liquid cream, condensed milk.

Per capita milk consumption in Mexico is 66 liters per year in 2011. “In Mexico, the dairy market has a penetration of 99% in homes, where children are the main consumers, but it is the mother who makes the purchase,” explains Sergio Escalera, Director of Communications and Environment by Tetra Pak México.

Global consumption

The fifth edition of the Tetra Pak Dairy Index predicts that demand for liquid dairy products (PLL) will accelerate between 2011 and 2014, led by Asia, Africa and Latin America. Global consumption of these products is projected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.9% between 2011 and 2014, accelerating by 2.5% between 2008 and 2011, driven by growing and strong market demand in development, according to Tetra Pak.

Beverages based on lactic acid (LAB), milk for infants and young children, and flavored milk will record the highest growth rates for the period from 2011 to 2014, according to Tetra Pak’s analysis. LAB, which are mainly low-cost beverages that appeal to Asian bottom-of-the-pyramid (BOP) consumers, will show the fastest growth at a CAGR of 11.9%, followed by infant and toddler milk at a CAGR of 9.0 %.

“Providing affordable, healthy and nutritious packaged PLLs to BoP consumers is not just a business opportunity. It’s an opportunity to transform lives by putting safe and nutritious food in the hands of a new generation of rising consumers,” said Dennis Jönsson, President and CEO of Tetra Pak recently at the launch of the fifth edition of the Tetra Pak Dairy Index.

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