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Malaysia's Dairy Market: $5.8 Billion by 2027

Malaysia 13.05.2024
Source: The DairyNews
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In Malaysia, the dairy market is poised for substantial growth, projected to reach $5.8 billion by 2027. This expansion is fueled by rising disposable incomes and the country's rapid urbanization. Consumers are increasingly drawn to dairy products, particularly those offering added value such as flavored milk drinks and yogurts.
Malaysia's Dairy Market: $5.8 Billion by 2027

The surge in disposable income among Malaysia's middle class has significantly contributed to the burgeoning dairy food market. With greater purchasing power, consumers are indulging in a variety of dairy options, driving demand for value-added products like flavored milk drinks and yogurts. 7.2% CAGR creams up market growth: rising disposable income fuels demand for dairy products. 

Malaysia's urbanization trend has led to a rising demand for lactose-free dairy alternatives. To meet this demand, manufacturers are innovating with lactose-free milk, yogurt, and cheese options, catering to the needs of health-conscious consumers.

In tandem with urbanization, health and wellness trends are taking center stage in Malaysia's dairy market. Consumers are increasingly seeking dairy products fortified with vitamins and minerals, as well as functional yogurts containing probiotics, reflecting a growing preference for nutritious options.

Convenience is paramount in Malaysia's fast-paced lifestyle, leading to a surge in demand for portable dairy options. Single-serve packaging has become increasingly popular, offering consumers convenient on-the-go consumption of dairy products.

The rise of e-commerce platforms has reshaped the Malaysian dairy market, providing consumers with greater accessibility to a wide range of dairy products. With convenient delivery options, online retailers are capitalizing on this trend, presenting new opportunities for market expansion.

Looking ahead, Malaysia's dairy industry is poised for continued growth. Investments in cold chain infrastructure, expansion of distribution channels, and a focus on sustainability will be key drivers shaping the future trajectory of the market.

Malaysia Dairy Food Market Segmentation

Butter & Spreads

  • Cooking Fats
  • Butter
  • Margarine & Spreads


  • Flavoured Yogurt
  • Plain Yogurt
  • Drinking Yogurt


  • Spreadable Cheese
  • Soft Cheese
  • Hard Cheese
  • Processed Cheese


  • Take-Home Ice-Cream
  • Impulse Ice-Cream

Drinking Milk

  • Milk
  • Powdered Milk
  • Flavoured Drinking Milk


  • Coffee Whiteners
  • Cream
  • Condensed & Evaporated Milk