Competitiveness of the EU dairy industry

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Competitiveness of the EU dairy industry

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Figure 7.6 Competitiveness of the dairy industry in EU countries

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Belgium

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Denmark

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Finland

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Ireland

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Portugal

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T=total; S=growth value added food industry;

B=growth Balassa; W=growth world share;

L=labour productivity; G=growth value added dairy.

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7.2 Cost of raw material: business performance of dairy farms

In the previous study (Wijnands et al., 2007) it was shown that the costs of raw

material and productivity at farm level are important factors for the competitiveness

of the food industry. Therefore, in this section dairy farming in the selected

countries is compared.

There are two types of companies in dairy farming: specialised farms and

mixed farms. In this analysis only specialised farms are compared since the

mixed farms mostly have a very small scale and are not representative of the

majority of milk production.

The scale of the specialised companies has increased since 2000, especially

in Italy, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

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