Yoghurt expected to lead growth in dairy market

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Yoghurt expected to lead growth in dairy market The Vietnamese dairy industry hopes to grow at 20-25 per cent annually through the next decade spearheaded by yoghurt products, according to the Animal Husbandry Department. Yoghurt accounts for just 12-20 per cent of milk-based products in Viet Nam compared to 50 per cent in many countries. The Viet Nam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company, or Vinamilk, is the largest player in the dairy market, selling fresh and processed milk, sweetened condensed milk, yoghurt, and other products. Its revenue from yoghurt sales last year was VND2 trillion (US$105.3 million), which accounted for 60 per cent of the total yoghurt market. Many other companies like the International Dairy Products Joint Stock Co (IDP) and Kido Dairy Products JS Co have recently entered the yoghurt market, some with success. Nguyen Tuan Dung, deputy general director of IDP, which makes Ba Vi yoghurt, said realising
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Unformatted text preview: the potential of the market, IDP has bought probiotics, a kind of micro-organism that aids fermentation, from Denmark to make yoghurt products. For IDP, revenue from yoghurt is growing at the fastest pace among all dairy products, he revealed, adding that its Ba Vi brand is becoming popular around the country, especially in the north. To improve their competitiveness, many companies are developing their own dairy farms to source raw materials while some others have opted to have tie-ups with dairies. IDP, for instance, offers interest-free loans to farmers in Ba Vi District near Ha Noi to buy dairy cows and equipment like milking machines, with farmers repaying them by supplying milk. This has not only helped the company set up a stable source of supply but also brings a considerable income to farmers, Nguyen Manh Khan, deputy chairman of the Tan Linh Commune People’s Committee in Ba Vi, said....
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This note was uploaded on 12/24/2011 for the course BUSINESS 101 taught by Professor Thanh during the Spring '11 term at RMIT Vietnam.

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