U.S. Dairy Exports Improve in February

April 6, 2015 12:14 PM
U.S. Dairy Exports Improve in February

February’s cheese exports were the best since June; Nonfat dry milk and skim milk powder also made a good showing.

By Alan Levitt, U.S. Dairy Export Council

Global markets remain weak, but U.S. cheese and milk powder exporters posted better sales in February

Cheese exports were 29,578 tons, up 38 percent from January (on a daily-average basis), and down just 5 percent from a year ago (see graph). This was the best figure since last June (daily average). Shipments to our two largest markets -- Mexico ( 23 percent vs. last year) and South Korea ( 24 percent) -- were higher during the month.

Shipments of nonfat dry milk/skim milk powder (NDM/SMP) were 35,610 tons, up 13 percent from January (daily average) and down just 2 percent from a year ago. Sales to Mexico were up 34 percent from last year, and new sales of 2,770 tons went to Pakistan.


Export volumes of most other major products were above January on a daily-average basis, but below last year’s pace.

To utilize interactive charts with current and historical trade data, see usdec.org's page on U.S. export data.

To download a printable pdf report that includes static charts showing monthly volume of other products, click here

The U.S. Dairy Export Council represents dairy farmers, proprietary processors, cooperatives, ingredient suppliers and export traders. Its mission is to enhance U.S. competitiveness and increase global sales of U.S. dairy ingredients and products.

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