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US Dairy Exports Increased 9% In July; Dairy Imports Rose 17%

US dairy exports during July were valued at $466.5 million, up 9 percent from July 2018, according to figures released Wednesday by USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).

During the first seven months of this year, dairy exports were valued at $3.377 billion pounds, up 3 percent from the first seven months of last year.

US dairy imports during July were valued at $308.5 million, up 17 percent from July 2018. Dairy imports during the January-July period were valued at $1.823 billion, up 7 percent from the same period in 2018.

Leading markets for US dairy exports, on a value basis, during the first seven months of 2019, with comparisons to the first seven months of 2018, were: Mexico, $855.6 million, up 8 percent; Canada, $392.3 million, up 6 percent; China, $224.1 million, down 34 percent; South Korea, $213.9 million, up 17 percent; Japan, $177.1 million, up 9 percent; Philippines, $152.7 million, up 5 percent; Indonesia, $119.5 million, up 20 percent; Vietnam, $91.1 million, up 5 percent; and Australia, $85.3 million, down 2 percent.

US cheese exports during July totaled 61 million pounds, up 1 percent from July 2018. The value of those cheese exports, $121.9 million, was up 7 percent.
Cheese exports during the January-July period totaled 485.9 million pounds, up 3 percent from the same period last year. The value of those exports, $904.6 million, was up 2 percent.

Leading markets for US cheese exports during the first seven months of this year, on a volume basis, with comparisons to the first seven months of last year, were: Mexico, 118.8 million pounds, down 11 percent; South Korea, 93.2 million pounds, up 16 percent; Japan, 54.8 million pounds, up 14 percent; Australia, 28.4 million pounds, down 10 percent; Chile, 14.2 million pounds, up 2 percent; Saudi Arabia, 13.6 million pounds, up 22 percent; Guatemala, 12.2 million pounds, up 30 percent; Taiwan, 11.2 million pounds, down 4 percent; and China, 10.9 million pounds, down 43 percent.

Exports of nonfat dry milk during July totaled 109.2 million pounds, down 9 percent from July 2018. NDM exports during the January-July period totaled 831.9 million pounds, down 14 percent from a year earlier.

Dried whey exports during July totaled 24.7 million pounds, down 28 percent from July 2018. Dried whey exports during the first seven months of this year totaled 205.5 million pounds, down 33 percent from the first seven months of last year.

Whey protein concentrate exports during July totaled 21.2 million pounds, down 3 percent from July 2018. WPC exports during the January-July period totaled 152.1 million pounds, down 30 percent from the same period last year.

July exports of lactose totaled 80.9 million pounds, up 8 percent from July 2018. Lactose exports during the first seven months of this year totaled 493.1 million ...
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