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Our Markets

From the South Pacific, we sell dairy products and ingredients to 138 markets around the world.

As the world's largest dairy exporter we proudly share our products with one billion people every day.

Our high quality milk, kiwi ingenuity, dairy nutrition innovation, great team and scale means we take our farmers' milk to the world and bring the value back home.

December 21, 2018

McDonalds China serving up 37.5 million Fonterra soft serves

Over 500 McDonalds restaurants across China will serve up a taste of New Zealand, with Fonterra now supplying product for the restaurant chain’s iconic soft serve ice creams.

New Zealand

New Zealand is home to our 10,000 farmer shareholders and the base for our global operations.

In addition to our leading consumer brands and foodservice business, our work at home is the core of our global dairy ingredients business.

With more than 30 manufacturing sites across the country, we process about 16 billion litres of milk every year. We export about 95% of our local production to more than 140 countries.

At peak we close the door on a container of dairy exports every three minutes.


The year our Anchor brand was launched.


25% of New Zealand exports are Fonterra dairy products.



We operate over 30 manufacturing sites across the country.


Anlene, Anmum Materna and Fernleaf are the leading brands in their respective categories.


Australia is our largest milk pool outside of New Zealand and home to some of the country's favourite dairy brands.

We know dairy. Our range of market-leading Australian dairy brands offer great tasting, high-quality dairy nutrition for people at all stages of life.

We also create high quality, fit-for-purpose products and solutions for foodservice professionals and provide dairy ingredients to many of the world’s leading food companies.



We process around 20 per cent of Australia's milk every year.



One pack of Western Star™ is sold every second.



We're proud to work with 1,000 farmer suppliers in Australia.



Our team of 1,600 employees are based Australia-wide.


With a population of 210 million Brazil’s dairy market is worth more than USD$26 billion.

Traditonally, Brazilian demand is for milk products like liquid, powdered and flavoured milks, while there's been strong growth in demand for yoghurt and cheese recently.

Mozzarella sales are especially strong, with Sao Paulo said to be the world’s second largest pizza market after New York.




1.5 million pizzas are sold across 6,000 Sao Paulo pizzerias every Sunday night.




3 billion litres of milk are collected & processed by our DPA joint venture with Nestle every year.




Brazilians enjoy 166 litres of dairy each per year.


With more than 20 years in the Chilean dairy industry, Soprole is Fonterra’s oldest offshore investment.

Soprole is a market leader in Chile – and is the best known corporate brand outside of Coca Cola.

In 2008 we increased our shareholding in Soprole to 99.4 per cent, a purchase that allowed us to incorporate the company’s ingredients business into our global network, and strengthen Soprole’s brands, as well as further develop Chile as a source of fresh dairy.




Soprole is Chile’s number one dairy company and brand.




Six million servings of Soprole products are consumed every day.




33,000 ingredient and foodservice customers supplied by Soprole.


Dairy demand is expected to double in the next ten years in the world’s most populous country.

We're proud to have a strong presence in China, the world’s most populous country and our largest export market. Our footprint in the Greater China region has grown as the country’s demand for dairy nutrition has risen.

We're now one of the leading suppliers of dairy ingredients and foodservice products and also provide nutritious dairy products for Chinese families through our Anchor, Anlene and Anmum brands. Our farms in China produce more than 300 million litres of safe, high-quality milk each year.



Over 300 million litres of milk are produced each year at our two farming hubs.



We have over 1,500 staff working across consumer brands, foodservice, ingredients and farming.



Our brands are available in approximately 13,000 stores nationwide.



We have over 100 ingredients customers and resellers across China, including some of the world’s largest food companies.


Fonterra has been supplying quality dairy nutrition to Indonesia for more than 36 years.

Indonesia’s large and increasingly affluent population has a fast-growing appetite for high-quality dairy nutrition. With local milk production meeting less than a fifth of demand, the country is one of our key global markets. Today, our nutritious and tasty products nourish Indonesian consumers at every stage of their lives.



Anlene has carried out 500,000 Move Checks in Indonesia in 2017.



Our Anchor Food Professionals range supplies more than 7,000 commercial kitchens.



Our Cikarang site manufactured 38.5m packs of Anlene, Anmum and Anchor Boneeto in 2017.



In 2017, 821 million glasses of Fonterra milk were enjoyed by Indonesians.


Fonterra began operating in Malaysia in 1975 and brands such as Anlene, Anmum and Fernleaf are household names.

Fonterra has been supplying quality dairy nutrition to Malaysians for more than 40 years and we are the leading supplier of dairy ingredients for food and beverage manufacturers in Malaysia.

Our ambition is to make a difference in the lives of 30 million Malaysians and help build a healthier Malaysia.



We supply dairy products to more than 20,000 Malaysian retail outlets.



Every day, Malaysians consume more than 2.2 million glasses of Fonterra milk.



We manufacture and export consumer products to 13 countries in Asia and the Middle East.



Anlene, Anmum Materna and Fernleaf are the leading brands in their respective categories.