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 Expensive Exports Puts Strain on Cheese Producers  

The National Dairy Association Swiss Milk Producers (SMP) reports that at least five cheese plants in Switzerland have closed in 2011 due to reduced export sales.

A strong Swiss franc, seems to be the main reason for the increased prices of many of the country’s products.

Although overall cheese exports for the first six months of this year decreased by only 2.3 percent, but this figure masked a large drop in foreign sales of the countries main seller Emmental, which is down 17.2 percent to -1568 tons.

The SMP said the situation could get worse if the fall of the euro and dollar continues.

Source: Dairy Reporter

Posted on Thursday, August 25, 2011 (Archive on Thursday, September 01, 2011)
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