China as Dairy Importer: Rising Milk Prices and Production Costs

China’s emergence as a major importer of dairy products corresponds to rapid increases in its domestic milk prices. Allocating growth in China’s milk prices from 2006 to 2014 to production cost categories shows that feed concentrates and fodder account for about half of the price increases. While labor productivity grew rapidly, there was only moderate growth in milk per cow and no improvement in milk output per unit of feed. Scarcity of feed resources, particularly forage, is likely to constrain growth of China’s milk production and maintain the country’s demand for dairy imports.


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Editor(s):
IFAMR, IFAMA
Issue Date:
Aug 15 2016
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
(ISSN #: 1559-2448) (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/244631
Published in:
International Food and Agribusiness Management Review, Volume 19, Special Issue B
Page range:
189-200
Total Pages:
12
JEL Codes:
Q17
Note:
The IFAMR is published quarterly my IFAMA. For more information visit: www.ifama.org.
Series Statement:
Volume 19
Issue B




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