Dairy Industry Foresees Growth in 2012

Milk production in Costa Rica grew by 1.5% in 2011 compared to the figures from 2010. Dos Pinos, the market leader, expects to process 5% more in shipments of milk in 2012.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

In 2012, the nation's milk production for both domestic consumption and for export, was about 967 million liters, an increase of 1.5% compared to 2010, estimated the National Milk Producers association (Proleche).

"Of this total, half or nearly half, was industrialized by Cooperativa Dos Pinos. Its general manager, Jorge Pattoni, explained that the cooperative received and processed 414 million liters of milk at a rate of 1.13 million liters per day on average. The organization expects growth for 2012 of 5% on the amount of milk received. It has 1432 associated producers", reported Financierocr.com.

"Costa Rica exported nearly 20% of its dairy production in 2010, with a value that the Executive Secretariat for Agricultural Sector Planning (SEPs) estimates at $74 million compared to $25 million reported in 2008", published the website

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