Milk import to Estonia has not grown – contrary to Latvia

Unlike in Latvia, where according to the local milk producer association the share of locally produced milk in the total amount of milk used by the industry has declined, in Estonia the import of milk products has not increased significantly.

”The selection of dairy products at our stores is made up predominantly of milk products made in Estonia, and consumer surveys show that consumers in Estonia continue to prefer to buy dairy products made in Estonia. Seventy to 80% of consumers prefer dairy products made in Estonia, with Estonian drinking milk preferred by as much as 91% of consumers,” Tiina Saron, member of the management board of the Estonian Chamber of Agriculture and Industry, told.

Janis Solks, chairman of the Central Union of Latvian Milk Producers, said that the share of Latvia-produced milk on the market is declining as the amount of imported milk has increased substantially.

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