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Milk powder imports up 61% in first five months 2014

June 30, 2014

ALGIERS- Algeria's powder milk reached USD784.90 million in the five first months of 2014, against USD487.43 million over the same period in 2013, up 61.03%, according to Algerian Customs. 

Imported milk was estimated at 154,734 tonnes during the first five months of the year, against 128,913 tonnes over the same period in 2013, an increase by 20.03%, according to the figures of the Customs' National Centre of Data Processing and Statistics (CNIS).

Imports are due to increase the current milk powder stock of the national milk inter-professional office (ONIL), and which will cover the needs of the market until October, the general manager of the office, Fethi Messar, told APS.

"There will be no shortage in powder milk as ONIL has all the required quantities to meet market's needs," he underlined. 

"We have sufficient quantities until October 2014, and we have even paid our order programmes between November 2014 and February 2015."

According to the figures provided by the ministry of Trade, ONIL distributes 15,260 tonnes of milk powder to 116 production units, including 15 public, every week.




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Source: Algeria Press Service

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