MILK TECH ASIA (Milk & Dairy Technology)

Investment Opportunities in Milk Sector of Pakistan

ESTABLISHMENT OF MILK COLLECTION & CHILLING CENTRES & DARY PROCESSING
Pakistan is the 5th largest producer of milk in the world. However only 3.0 % is being processed. The major obstacle in this regard is collection of good quality milk. Establishment of milk collection centres in the milk pockets with chillers offers a good investment as the quality and quantity of milk procured will be improved. Dairy industry in Pakistan is mainly dependent on production of UHT milk. While market for UHT milk is expected to expand, there is need to diversify the products. Diversified dairy products may include pasteurized milk, flavored milk, milk with various fat levels, condensed milk, milk powder and various flavored and fat percentage yogurts.

INTEGRATED POULTRY PRODUCTION & PROESSING
Poultry industry has made significant progress for the last 20-25 years with annual growth rate of 10 to 15 %. However, the growth of the industry has resulted in disjointed units within the industry. The future growth of poultry industry will depend upon vertical integration of different components including environmentally controlled houses for broilers and layers and processing and value addition like ready to cook products.

THE INTEREST OF FOREIGN INVESTORS TO MILK AND DAIRY PRODUCTS IS GROWING
Despite the fact that in the sector the production is mainly carried out in small family size enterprises, investments in milk and dairy products have increased as well as the number of integrated premises. The very low level of milk and dairy products in our country compared to developed countries has increased the interest to foreign investors in this sector.

THE MORE PRODUCT DIVERSITY INCREASES, THE MORE NEED FOR NEW TECHNOLOGIES BOOSTS
Over recent years, producers have started to launch new and specialized products on the market in order to increase consumption. Traditional products such as yogurt, cream, and traditional cheeses are processed with modern procedures. Furthermore, dairy products such as fruit yogurts, mozzarella cheese, commonly consumed in western countries are now widely available in our country. The demand for special and advanced technologies are increasing day by day in order to meet such a product diversity.

A MERCILESS COMPETITION IN THE ICE CREAM MARKET
The ice cream production is mainly carried out by companies with foreign capital but as the market is not yet saturated, local companies are also speeding up their investments.

MILK MACHINERY REQUIRED BY THE INDUSTRY
Only partial amount of the total production of milk in Pakistan is packaged and large quantity of milk is sold still openly, there is a huge gap between demand and supply of the packages milk and milk products. The country is looking forward for mechanization and industrial up-gradation in this industry sector.

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