Dairy Product Consumption in Costa Rica

Infant milk formula and yogurt are the derivatives which recorded the highest increases in demand between September 2015 and August 2016, compared to the same period last year.

Monday, November 14, 2016

The figures presented in the National Dairy Congress in Costa Rica, held in October, indicate that demand for dairy products grew at a rate of 6.5% last year, driven by increased demand for products such as yogurt in its different presentations, milk formula and cheese, among things.

See also : "Purchases and Sales of Dairy Products in Central America"

"... The growing preference for yogurt was confirmed by Dos Pinos and the supermarket chains Auto Market and Walmart. Mariela Pacheco, coordinator of Corporate Affairs for Walmart, said that this chain's establishments offers 212 products to cater for all needs."

José Antonio Madriz, President of the National Chamber of Milk Producers, told Nacion.com that "... Locally, 202 liters of milk are consumed per person per year, this demand in the region is surpassed only by Argentina and Uruguay. In the category of cheeses, which also represents 10% of consumption in colones, the format most consumed in Costa Rica is cream, with 30.1% of the total, although it fell slightly from the 30.6% stake held the previous year. "

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