Leading dairy companies in Belgium 2016, by turnover
The highest-ranked Belgian dairy company is Milcobel NV, with a turnover valued at roughly one sixth of market leader Danone’s. The worldwide turnover of Belgium’s largest dairy cooperative amounted to just under one billion euros in 2017, an increase in comparison to the three previous years. The producer of butter, cheese and milk-based drinks employed nearly 2,000 people in 2017.
Dairy manufacturing in Belgium
Although the most important dairy manufacturers operating in Belgium are of foreign origin, dairy production is no marginal part of the Belgian economy either, with over 400 active enterprises and nearly 6,000 people employed in the dairy processing industry. The export of dairy from Belgium was valued at over 3.3 billion euros in 2017.