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13 July 2016

USDA Dairy Products - May 2016USDA Dairy Products - May 2016


Dairy Products Prices

May 2016 Highlights

Total cheese output (excluding cottage cheese) was 998 million pounds, 1.2 percent above May 2015 and 0.7 percent above April 2016.

Italian type cheese production totaled 439 million pounds, 5.2 percent above May 2015 and 0.6 percent above April 2016.

American type cheese production totaled 400 million pounds, 1.9 percent below May 2015 but 1.1 percent above April 2016.

Butter production was 170 million pounds, 0.3 percent above May 2015 but 3.7 percent below April 2016.

Dry milk powders (comparisons with May 2015)

  • Nonfat dry milk, human - 165 million pounds, down 8.3 percent.
  • Skim milk powders - 50.3 million pounds, up 41.4 percent.

Whey products (comparisons with May 2015)

  • Dry whey, total - 81.8 million pounds, up 3.1 percent.
  • Lactose, human and animal - 89.9 million pounds, up 1.9 percent.
  • Whey protein concentrate, total - 38.4 million pounds, down 12.6 percent.

Frozen products (comparisons with May 2015)

  • Ice cream, regular (hard) - 71.9 million gallons, up 9.8 percent.
  • Ice cream, lowfat (total) - 40.3 million gallons, down 2.1 percent.
  • Sherbet (hard) - 3.49 million gallons, down 6.6 percent.
  • Frozen yogurt (total) - 5.75 million gallons, down 1.4 percent.

Published by USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)

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