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European country surveys: France


, : European country surveys: France. Milk Industry London 95(11): 37-38

Before the reunification of Germany, France was the largest milk-producing country in Europe, with output equal to the combined total of the UK and Italy. Supplies are substantially greater than domestic demand and the larger dairy companies have major export interests. The largest dairy company, Besnier, with sales equivalent to approximately #1813 million in 1992, focused its attention on acquisitions in Belgium during 1989/90. It then embarked on a series of sizeable takeovers in France.

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