Consumer prices for milk and dairy products remained almost stable. The Rabat-Salé-Kenitra region, the first milk zone in Morocco.
The boycott of the Centrale Danone milk by Moroccans because of the high price a few months ago had serious consequences for the company and the dairy industry. However, the motive for the boycott movement was not justified, since the milk price had not risen since 2014. Information that has just been confirmed by the HCP in a communication describes the main trends that have characterized the subsidiary during the year the last 10 years. It appears that consumer prices for milk and dairy products have remained virtually stable since 2014, rising by an average of 0.1% and 0.3%, respectively.
A stability that has set itself after about 4 years of annual increase. Between 2010 and 2014, the milk price index curve (see Chart 1) has increased by an average of 0.9% since 2010, in particular by an increase of 3.8%. % or 2.8% of the prices of condensed milk and infant formulas.
In the meantime, milk prices rose on average by 0.7%, driven by the increase in whey prices by 6.2% and the increase of 3.9% cheese. On the other hand, consumer prices for yoghurt and crème fraîche remained relatively stable.
The stabilization of the milk price is the result of a phase of sustained growth between 2010 and 2014. The growth of milk production has slowed down since 2014, rising from 5% to 1.9% between 2009 and 2013. 2014 to 2017
Despite a decrease in imports of dairy products excluding cheese and butter in 2015 and 2016, which were accompanied by this slowdown, the trade balance of milk and dairy products continued to be in deficit. A deficit in 2017 was almost 640 MDH.
Morocco continues to import nearly 60% of its dairy product requirements (infant formula, UHT and milk powder), mainly from the Netherlands (32.1%) and France (27.5%). %).
The Rabat-Salé-Kénitra region is the first milk zone in Morocco
The note also indicates that the Rabat-Salé-Kenitra region is the kingdom's first milk zone producing 522 million liters of milk. Followed by the Beni Mellal-Khénifra, Casablanca-Settat and Marrakech-Safi regions, which in turn provide 47% of national milk production.
In 2017, 2,800 dairy centers produced a total collection capacity of more than 2.5 million liters of milk per day, processed in 122 local industrial units. It should be noted that the dairy sector contributes an average of 5% to agricultural production, accounting for 10.7% of agricultural production.
The milk price has not changed since 2014 was last changed: November 11, 2018 by