Dairy Products

Dairy Products

PCH0947Unique environmental and competitive advantages have turned Chile into a world-leading dairy producer. The dairy industry requires significant investment in production systems and technologies, a requirement comfortably met by local producers. Most are small and medium-sized companies located in the regions of Los Lagos, with 46 percent of total production and Los Ríos, with 30 percent. The balance is produced in Biobío, Araucanía and Metropolitan Santiago and environs.


Competitive Advantages

  • Vast grasslands
  • Natural barriers to pest and disease
  • Excellent country image
  • Efficient, skilled producers

Leading Products

  • Powdered milk
  • Condensed milk
  • Cheese
  • Whey
  • Butter
  • Dulce de leche

Leading Dairy Products

Dairy Exports

















  • Dairy exports are subject to stringent health controls. Plant approval and LEEPP registration are key requirements.
  • Some companies operate under management systems meeting ISO 9001:2008, HACCP, and/or GMP standards.
  • Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP).
  • Some companies kosher and halal certified.