A company advertises dairy products of butter and cheese, in the village of Bairat on the West Bank of Luxor, Nile Valley, Egypt. Egypt accounts for 16.3 per cent of the Africa & Middle East dairy market value. Although Egypt is considered one of the largest milk producers in Africa and the Middle East region, there is a negative balance between supply and demand. Moreover, according to
BMI 2010 forecasts, consumption is expected to remain higher than local production over the 2008-2017 period.