Leading dairy companies in the Netherlands 2016, by turnover

The Netherlands is a well-known producer of dairy, most famous for its cheese. Unlike in the neighboring country Belgium, the dairy market in the Netherlands is dominated by domestic players. In 2016, the leading dairy company in the country was Royal FrieslandCampina NV, with a turnover of nearly one billion euros. Its nearest competitor, Unilever Group, had a turnover of just one fourth of this.

 Worldwide revenue Royal FrieslandCampina 

  Not just the largest dairy company in the Netherlands, Royal FrieslandCampina products were sold all over the world. In neighboring Germany for example, Royal FrieslandCampina was the fourth largest player in the dairy market, with a turnover of just over 1.05 billion euros in 2016. Royal FrieslandCampina’s global revenue amounted to roughly 11.6 billion euros in 2018, the most recent available year.  

Revenue Royal FrieslandCampina by region

  With a considerable market share in the dairy markets just across the border, Europe was the most important region for Royal FrieslandCampina in 2018. Its revenue from the Netherlands, Germany and the rest of Europe combined amounted to nearly 6.4 billion euros. Royal FrieslandCampina’s second largest market that year was Asia and Oceania, with a revenue of just over half of that.

Leading dairy companies in the Netherlands in 2016, by turnover

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September 2017



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