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Fat is back and premium butter makers are taking the cream

Global inventories of butter stockpile have dropped to less than 12 days' supply, analysis of USDA data shows

The USDA predicts that, in the longer term, prices of butter will strengthen in 2018 and dip over the next few years before reaching new highs within a decade. Underpinning prices is strong global demand.


CONSUMERS aren't just eating more butter, they are willing to pay more for it, a boon that's giving outsized gains to makers of premium brands.

Global retail butter sales will expand 2.9 per cent to US$19.4 billion in 2018, outpacing the 1.9 per cent growth in sales volumes...

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