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30 April 2013

USDA Dairy Products - 2012 Summary (April 2013)USDA Dairy Products - 2012 Summary (April 2013)


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Summary

Total cheese production, excluding cottage cheeses, was 10.9 billion pounds, 2.8 percent above 2011 production. Wisconsin was the leading State with 25.6 percent of the production.

Italian varieties, with 4.63 billion pounds were 1.1 percent above 2011 production and accounted for 42.5 percent of total cheese in 2012. Mozzarella accounted for 78.0 percent of the Italian production followed by Provolone with 7.7 percent and Parmesan with 6.4 percent. California was the leading State in Italian cheese production with 30.7 percent of the production.

American type cheese production was 4.36 billion pounds, 3.1 percent above 2011 and accounted for 40.0 percent of total cheese in 2012. Wisconsin was the leading State in American type cheese production with 19.0 percent of the production.

Butter production in the United States during 2012 totaled 1.86 billion pounds, 2.8 percent above 2011. California accounted for 35.2 percent of the production.

Dry milk powders (2012 United States production, comparisons with 2011)
Nonfat dry milk, human - 1.76 billion pounds, up 17.7 percent.
Skim milk powders - 381 million pounds, down 14.7 percent.

Whey products (2012 United States production, comparisons with 2011)
Dry whey, total - 999 million pounds, down 1.1 percent.
Lactose, human and animal - 1.03 billion pounds, up 2.6 percent.
Whey protein concentrate, total - 441 million pounds, up 2.4 percent.

Frozen products (2012 United States production, comparisons with 2011)
Ice cream, Regular (total) - 899 million gallons, up 1.2 percent.
Ice cream, Lowfat (total) - 467 million gallons, up 12.3 percent.
Sherbet (total) - 46.0 million gallons, up 1.4 percent.
Frozen Yogurt (total) - 74.0 million gallons, up 18.0 percent.

April 2013

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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