As we look forward to 2007 how about reviewing 2006? The International Dairy Federation has released it’s annual World Dairy Situation report.
This major publication including statistics on production, consumption and trade assists researchers, policymakers, and economists in providing a tool for strategy formulation. The new authoritative World Dairy Situation survey is based on independent dairy sources. This new IDF publication presents a thorough and broad overview on trends in production, milk processing, consumption, trade and prices in major parts of the world. Detailed statistics by world, region and individual countries are also included. Data are compiled using the expertise of IDF members and other sources.
Comments from dairy specialists in many countries inside and outside IDF reveal the perceptions and preoccupations of the world dairy business and lift the curtain on the growing trend towards bilateral agreements affecting international trade in dairy products which has certainly been given a boost by the Doha failure. The 2006 edition includes special articles on the International Farm Comparison Network (IFCN), on worldwide market prospects, on the collapse of the WTO Doha Round negotiations, on the EU Commission’s projections for dairy markets from 2006 to 2013, and on EU enlargement: the dairy sector in Bulgaria and Romania.