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US Dairy Exports Fell Slightly In Oct.; Dairy Imports Increased 12%

Cheese Exports Rose 9%, Cheese Imports Increased 0.3%; NDM Exports Dropped 33%; Butter Imports Rose 58%

Washington—US dairy exports during October were valued at $459.8 million, down 0.4 percent from October 2016, according to figures released Tuesday by USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).

During the first 10 months of 2017, US dairy exports were valued at $4.451 billion, up 16 percent from the first 10 months of 2016.

US dairy imports during October were valued at $273.7 million, up 12 percent from October 2016.

Dairy imports during the January-October 2017 period were valued at $2.306 billion, down 4 percent from the same period last year.

Leading destinations for US dairy exports during the January-October period, on a value basis, with comparisons to the same period last year, were: Mexico, $1.1 billion, up 9 percent; Canada, $541.5 million, up 6 percent; China, $474.4 million, up 60 percent; Japan, $243.8 million, up 48 percent; South Korea, $239.8 million, up 30 percent; Philippines, $201 million, up 8 percent; Australia, $149 million, up 72 percent; and Indonesia, $108.7 million, down 14 percent.

Cheese exports during October totaled 59.4 million pounds, up 9 percent from October 2016. Cheese exports during the first 10 months of this year totaled 625.9 million pounds, up 22 percent from the first 10 months of last year.
Cheese exports this year are on pace to reach their second-highest level ever, trailing only 2014, when they reached a record high of 810 million pounds.

Leading destinations for US cheese exports during the January-October period, on a volume basis, with comparisons to the same period last year, were: Mexico, 177 million pounds, up 10 percent; South Korea, 99.5 million pounds, up 33 percent; Japan, 62.6 million pounds, up 28 percent; Australia, 52.5 million pounds, up 91 percent; China, 25.8 million pounds, up 41 percent; Canada, 22.3 million pounds, down 5 percent; and Chile, 16.3 million pounds, down 1 percent.

Nonfat dry milk exports during October totaled 112.7 million pounds, down 33 percent from October 2016.

Nonfat Dry Milk exports during the first 10 months of 2017 totaled 1.082 billion pounds, down 0.2 percent from the first 10 months of 2016.
October exports of dried whey totaled 42.4 million pounds, down 3 percent from October 2016. During the January-October period, dried whey exports totaled 381.1 million pounds, up 11 percent from the same period last year.

Whey protein concentrate exports during October totaled 30.8 million pounds, up 15 percent from October 2016.

WPC exports during the first 10 months of this year totaled 259.1 million pounds, down 1 percent from the first 10 months of last year.
Lactose exports during October, 2017 totaled 68.9 million pounds, down 4 percent from October 2016. Lactose exports during the Janu-

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