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US Dairy Exports Increased 3% In Feb.; Dairy Imports Declined 6%


US dairy exports during February were valued at $462.5 million, up 3 percent from February 2018, according to figures released Wednesday by USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).

Dairy exports during the first two months of 2019 were valued at $884.2 million, up 3 percent from the first two months of 2018.

US dairy imports during February were valued at $216.0 million, down 6 percent from February 2018. Dairy imports during the first two months of this year were valued at $450.6 million, down 4 percent from the first two months of last year.

Leading markets for US dairy exports during the first two months of 2019, on a value basis, with comparisons to the first two months of 2018, were: Mexico $231.5 million, up 19 percent; Canada, $113.1 million, up 7 percent; China, $60 million, down 31 percent; South Korea, $56.4 million, up 39 percent; Japan, $47.4 million, up 6 percent; and the Philippines, $45.4 million, up 37 percent.

Cheese exports during February totaled 71.5 million pounds, up 16 percent from February 2018 and the first time cheese exports topped 70 million pounds since April 2018. Cheese exports during the first two months of 2019 totaled 132.9 million pounds, up 10 percent from the first two months of 2018.

Leading markets for US cheese exports during the first two months of this year, on a volume basis, with comparisons to the first two months of last year, were: Mexico, 32.6 million pounds, down 7 percent; South Korea, 32.6 million pounds, up 51 percent; Japan, 12.4 million pounds, up 8 percent; Australia, 10.7 million pounds, up 11 percent; Chile, 4.5 million pounds, down 6 percent; Guatemala, 4.2 million pounds, up 67 percent; China, 3.3 million pounds, down 44 percent; and Taiwan, 3.1 million pounds, up 7 percent.

Nonfat dry milk exports during February totaled 121.6 million pounds, down 17 percent from February 2018. NDM exports during the January-February period totaled 230.5 million pounds, down 10 percent from the same period last year.

February exports of dried whey totaled 26.4 million pounds, down 38 percent from February 2018. Dried whey exports during the first two months of 2019 totaled 58.2 million pounds, down 33 percent from the first two months of 2018.

Whey protein concentrate exports during February totaled 18.2 million pounds, down 30 percent from February 2018. WPC exports during the first two months of this year totaled 33.1 million pounds, down 45 percent from the first two months of last year.

Lactose exports during February totaled 59.6 million pounds, down 19 percent from February 2018. During the first two months of 2019, lactose exports totaled 123.5 million pounds, down 13 percent from the first two months of ...


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