Analysis of the Camel's Milk Market
2018-09-18 09:46 Tuesday
Camel’s milk, which was been described by some as the diamond of deserts, has become increasingly prominent on both online platforms and brick-and-mortar stores. Many believe that camel’s milk can reduce diabetic patients’ demand for insulin and has substantial nutritional value for infant.
Research from the Food and Agriculture Organization reveals that camel’s milk contains abundant unsaturated fatty acid, iron, vitamin B, Vitamin C, protein and calcium. Its comparatively high nutritional properties have resulted in overpricing, with the price for camel’s milk soaring to 19 USD per liter in some regions. The price of camel’s milk price is consistently higher than that of cow’s or goat’s milk, even in Dubai and Xinjiang, two main producers of camel milk.
Elderly people are the primary consumers of camel’s milk, but online sales remain low, a phenomenon that can be attributed to public ignorance about the nutritional benefits of camel’s milk.
Dairy expert Song Liang noted that the camel’s milk industry is still in its early stage, with often subpar production and packaging producers, which has led to unreliable quality.
Regarding claims that camel’s milk can cure diabetes , he explained instead that camel’s milk can only help to build up immunity and accelerate recovery for diabetics, rather than cure diabetes outright.
In spite of these remaining obstacles and misunderstandings, analysts still believe that the market value of camel’s milk can reach $1 billion USD in the near future, and that camel’s milk will become a mainstream dairy product.
Before this can be achieved however, the camel’s milk market must surmount low yields, outdated infrastructure and production equipment.
Low Yields & Unpleasant Taste
Many camel’s milk producers promote their products with slogan similar theme: zero allergens and 100% safe for infants. It is because of this, and despite the low yields and unpleasant taste, that consumers still opt to purchase camel’s milk at high prices.
However, the obvious shortcomings of camel’s milk mean that it is unlikely to grow much beyond a supplementary product in the dairy market.