Although all mammals produce milk, its commercial production is achieved through dairy animals including cows, buffaloes, goats, sheep and camels. On the whole, 85% of total milk production worldwide comes from cows, while buffaloes, goats, sheep and camels contribute 11%, 2%, 1.4% and 0.2% respectively.
There is a significant gap between the first and second top producing countries on the list, as well as the second and third producing countries. India comes in at the top with 70,000,000 metric tonnes of buffalo milk a year.
Pakistan stands at number two, with a production rate of 24,370,000 metric tonnes, almost 1/3 of the production rate of India. Next in line is China as it produces around 3,050,000 metric tonnes of buffalo milk, which is yet another shocking difference, almost 1/8 of the production of Pakistan and almost 1/23 the production of India.
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