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Milk output up 8% in first 9 months

ByETimes

Oct 27, 2023

By ETimes

HARARE – Milk production in Zimbabwe during the first 9 months of 2023 totalled 71,91 million litres, up 8% from the same month period last year, official data shows.

The latest data from the agriculture ministry’s dairy services department show that in the comparative period last year, the southern African nation’s milk output stood at 66.84 million litres.

Milk intake by processors was up 10% in the first 9 months of 2023 to 66.05 million litres from 60.24 million litres in the comparable period last year.

Retail milk production, however, declined by 11% from 6.60 million litres in the same period last year to 5.85 million litres.

For the time period under review, an average of 7.99 million litres of milk were produced.

The average amount of milk produced in the same period last year stood at 7.42 million litres.

In September 2023, milk output rose 13% to 8.86 million litres from 7.83 million litres previously. This is the highest milk output so far.

September 2023 output jumped by a negligible 1% to 8.86 million litres from 8.81 million litres in August 2023.

After exceeding its previous goal of 90 million litres of milk production last year, the southern African nation established a new goal to produce 109 million litres of milk this year.

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