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US Dairy Exports Declined 7% In November; Dairy Imports Fell 3%


US dairy exports during November 2018 were valued at $433.9 million, down 7 percent from November 2017, according to figures released Wednesday by USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).

During the January-November 2018 period, US dairy exports were valued at $5.085 billion, up 3 percent from the same period in 2017.
US dairy imports in November were valued at $257.1 million, down 3 percent from November 2017. The value of US dairy imports during the first 11 months of 2018 was $2.687 billion, up 5 percent from the first 11 months of 2017.

Leading destinations for US dairy exports during the January-November period, on a value basis, with comparisons to the same period in 2017, were: Mexico, $1.28 billion, up 6 percent; Canada, $589.1 million, down 1 percent; China, $467.4 million, down 11 percent; Japan, $249.2 million, down 7 percent; South Korea, $268.5 million, up 4 percent; Philippines, $225.4 million, up 1 percent; Indonesia, $162.1 million, up 33 percent; Australia, $144.8 million, down 14 percent; and Vietnam, $139.7 million, up 44 percent.

US cheese exports during November totaled 58.3 million pounds, down 10 percent from November 2017. Cheese exports during the January-November 2018 period totaled 703.4 million pounds, up 2 percent from the same period a year earlier.

Leading markets for US cheese exports during the first 11 months of 2018, on a volume basis, with comparisons to the first 11 months of 2017, were: Mexico, 194.6 million pounds, down 0.5 percent; South Korea, 114.8 million pounds, up 7 percent; Japan, 68 million pounds, up 1 percent; Australia, 49.9 million pounds, down 16 percent; China, 25.5 million pounds, down 10 percent; and Chile, 21.5 million pounds, up 14 percent.

November exports of butter and other butterfat products totaled 9.8 million pounds, up 23 percent from November 2017. Butter exports during November totaled 3.5 million pounds, down 38 percent from November 2017.
Exports of butter and other butterfat products during the first 11 months of 2018 totaled 95 million pounds, up 64 percent from the first 11 months of 2017.

Butter exports during 2018’s first 11 months totaled 53.9 million pounds, up 29 percent from a year earlier.

Nonfat dry milk exports during November totaled 105.9 million pounds, down 13 percent from November 2017 and the lowest level of NDM exports in a single month since September 2017, when exports totaled 88.7 million pounds. During the January-November 2018 period, NDM exports totaled 1.46 billion pounds, up 21 percent from the same period in 2017.

Dried whey exports during November totaled 35.9 million pounds, down 21 percent from November 2017. During the first 11 months of 2018, dried whey
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