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Canadian Dairy Statistics


28 February 2012

Canadian Dairy Statistics Q4 ResultsCanadian Dairy Statistics Q4 Results

During the first five months of the 2011 to 2012 dairy year (August 1 to July 31), Canadian milk producers sold 3.24 million kilolitres of milk and cream to dairy processors, up 2.0% from the same period of the 2010 to 2011 dairy year.
Canadian Dairy Statistics

Industrial milk sales, which accounted for 60.7% of all milk sold and totalled 1.97 million kilolitres, increased 4.0% during the first five months of the 2011 to 2012 dairy year. Fluid milk sales decreased by 0.9% during the same period to 1.27 million kilolitres.

Canadian consumers purchased 1.26 million kilolitres of milk and cream during the first five months of the 2011 to 2012 dairy year, up 1.2% from the same period of the previous year.

During the first five months of the 2011 to 2012 dairy year, sales of 2% milk increased by 1.4% to 523 thousand kilolitres. Sales of 1% milk and skim milk both decreased, by 2.4% to 249 thousand kilolitres and by 2.0% to 117 thousand kilolitres, respectively. Sales of standard (homogenized) milk stood at 150 thousand kilolitres, a decrease of 2.3% from the the same period of the 2010 to 2011 dairy year. Compared to levels from the same period a year ago, total cream sales increased 11.0% to 132 thousand kilolitres.

Creamery butter production increased 7.5% to 33 thousand tonnes in the first five months of the 2011 to 2012 dairy year. Variety cheese production increased by 1.2% from the first five months of the 2010 to 2011 dairy year to 107 thousand tonnes, while cheddar cheese production decreased by 2.0% to 54 thousand tonnes.

(February 2012)

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