The term “milk” is usually only authorized for products made entirely from cow’s milk protein, but the protein content of “baby milk powder” as it is known in France (“poudre de lait infantile”) varies between manufacturers and for different aged babies.
France is Europe’s largest producer of baby formula, followed by Germany.
It is also a major exporter, exporting more than 134,000 tonnes in 2013. This figure has been steadily rising for five years.
In 2013, 69% of French exports of baby formula are to countries outside Europe. Strong demand for China, in particular is one of the main drivers of this growth.