World milk output is forecast to increase this year by 1.4%, the World Dairy Summit has been told. Organised by the International Dairy Federation, the summit, in Dresden, in Germany, was attended by 600 delegates. The projection of a 1.4% increase was based on information from more than 40 countries and is much in line with growth of the past two years. With consumption in liquid form unchanged in developed countries but expanding in many others, most of the extra milk output is going into cheese and whole milk powder. Between 1993 and 1999 world cheese production grew year-on-year by 2% and this year growth could touch 2.5%. {{PROVISIONS }}