10 Biggest Yogurt-Producing Countries in the World– Based on data from the FAO Statistical Database in 2020, there are some of the largest yogurt-producing countries in the world. Probably, high production can indicate high yogurt consumption from residents of each of these countries. It has a positive correlation between production and consumption.
By the way, there are many nutrient Contents in yogurt that are beneficial for the health of the body. The nutritional content in Yogurt, based on the source of the Hello Sehat site, shows that a glass of yogurt as much as 100 grams contains Energy: 52 kcal; Protein: 3.3 grams; Fat: 2.5 grams; Carbohydrates: 4 grams; Vitamin A: 22 milligrams; Thiamine (vitamin B1): 0.04 milligrams; Riboflavin (vitamin B2): 0.1 milligrams; Niacin (vitamin B3): 0.2 milligrams; Calcium: 120 milligrams; Phosphorus: 90 milligrams; Iron: 0.1 milligrams; Sodium: 40 milligrams; Potassium: 299 milligrams; Zinc: 0.6 milligrams.
In general, yogurt is a food produced by fermenting milk. This fermentation process is assisted by the presence of bacteria that produce lactic acid. Some of the bacteria used are Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus bacteria. Both types of bacteria will break down lactose (milk sugar) into lactic acid and various aroma and taste components. Lactobacillus bulgaricus is more involved in the formation of aroma, while Streptococcus thermophilus is more involved in the formation of the flavor of yogurt.
The World’s Production of Yogurt from 2000 to 2020
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|Source : FAOSTAT, 2023|
Based on the Worldwide development on FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT), the production of Yogurt has increased from time to time. In 2000, the world’s yogurt production is just 30 million tonnes. In 2020, the production had jumped into 4.5 million tonnes.
Based on Continent regions, the production of Yogurt still be dominated by Europe region. Basically, Europe Region produced 4 million tonnes, followed by Asia with output around 479 thousand tonnes. Menawhile, the America and Africa has minor production with output 13 thousand tonnes, and 2.7 thosand tonnes, respectively.
Because of the plentiful benefits of yogurt, many countries are competing in producing yogurt. But of all the countries scattered throughout the world, there are 9 World’s countries with the largest Yogurt production. The following is data related to the 9 Countries with the Largest Yogurt Producers in the World. This data was obtained from the FAO Statistical Database (FAO Stats), FAO, United Nations in 2018.
Table Ranking of the 10 World’s Biggest Yogurt-Producing Countries in 2020
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|Source : FAOSTAT, 2021|
Brief Description of 10 World’s Biggest Yogurt-Producing Countries
Germany still became the world’s biggest producer of Yogurt in 2020. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database, the production of Yogurt from Germany reached 886,440 tonnes. Some of the popular yogurt product in Germany are Berlin frozen yoghurt upstart and Wonderpots.
Russia is the 2nd biggest producer of Yogurt in 2020. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT), the production of Yogurt from Russia reached 530,000 tonnes. In this country there are some yogurt brands. Some of them are PROSTOKVASHINO, Pavels Yogurt, Activia yogurt is one of the most pospular yogurt brand in Russia.
France is the 3rd biggest producer of Yogurt in 2020. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT), the production of Yogurt from France reached 460,020 tonnes. In this country, Danone is the major yogurt player in France. One of the most popular yogurt brands is the Activia.
Belarus is the 4th biggest producer of Yogurt in 2020. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT), the production of Yogurt from Belarus reached 336,048 tonnes.
Poland is the next biggest producer of Yogurt in 2020. Based on FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT), the yogurt production from Poland reached 265,890 tonnes. In Polad, there are some popular yogurt brands. Some of them are Danio, Danonki, Monte, Activia, and Jogobella.
Spain is the 6th biggest producer of Yogurt in 2020. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT), the production of Yogurt from Spain reached 255,860 tonnes. Some of yogurt brand in Spian are Yolado, Las 2 Vacas. Furthermore, in this country, there are llaollao. llaollao is a Spanish frozen yogurt franchise brand founded in Denia in the province of Alicante, Spain.
Saudi Arabia is the 7th biggest producer of Yogurt in 2020. Statistically, the production of yogurt from Saudi Arabia reached 205,191 tonnes. According to data from Selinawamucci, in 2018, Saudi Arabia exported most of its yogurt to several countries in the Arabian Peninsula Countries such as Kuwait, Oman, Jordan, and Bahrain. In 2018, the total exports reached 161 thousand tons. This makes Yogurt became one of the main export commodities from Saudi Arabia.
In this country, many companies are developing yogurt. There are several companies producing and marketing yogurt from Saudi Arabia who dominate the Yogurt Market. These companies include Almarai Company JSC, Saudi Dairy & Foodstuff Co, National Agriculture Development Company (NADEC), Al Safi Danone LLC, Halwani Brothers Co, United National Dairy Co, Nada Dairy, Najran Dairy Co. Ltd., and Arla Foods Middle East and Africa.
Greece is the 8th biggest producer of Yogurt in 2020. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT), the production of Yogurt from Greece reached 195,510 tonnes. In Grecce, there are some yogurt brands. Some of them are FAGE Total, Stonyfield Organic Greek, 365 by Whole Foods Market Whole Foods Plain, Fage BestSelf Plain Greek Yogurt, WALLABY ORGANIC Aussie Greek, Cabot Lowfat Strawberry Greek Yogurt, Nounos Creamery Peach Passionfruit Greek, Chobani Raspberry On The Bottom Greek, Chobani Whole Milk Coffee & Cream Blended Greek Yogurt.
Jordani is the 9th biggest producer of Yogurt in 2020. Statistically, the production of Yogurt from Jordan reached 192,158 tonnes. In this country, there are unique yogurt that called “jameed”. Basically, Jameed is a type of dried yogurt. Based on the processes, jameed was made in late spring and early summer when the abudant source of sheep’s milk.
Austria is the 10th biggest producer of Yogurt in 2020. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT), the Austrian yogurt production reached 151,590 tonnes. Schärdinger is one of the yogurt brands in Austria.
Bibliography of 10 World’s Biggest Yogurt-Producing Countries
FAOSTAT.2020. Production of Yoghurt: top 10 producers 2018. Accessed via http://www.fao.org/faostat/en/#data/QCL/visualize on August, 1St 2021
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Selinawamucii. 2019. Saudi Arabia yogurt export quantities. Accessed via https://www.selinawamucii.com/insights/market/saudi-arabia/yogurt/ on July 1, 2021