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US Commercial Disappearance In 2019: Cheese, Butter Set Records

Disappearance Of Dry Whey, Whey Protein Concentrate Declined; Lactose Set New Record

Commercial disappearance of American cheese, other cheese, butter, nonfat dry milk/skim milk powder and lactose reached new record highs last year, while commercial disappearance of dry whey and whey protein concentrate declined, according to figures released Thursday by USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS).

For this data series, total commercial disappearance equals total commercial supply (beginning stocks plus production plus imports) minus commercial ending stocks. Domestic commercial disappearance equals total commercial disappearance minus commercial exports.

Commercial disappearance of American cheese last year was 5.296 billion pounds, up 66.6 million pounds from 2018’s record high and the third straight year in which commercial disappearance of American cheese topped 5.0 billion pounds. In 2019, domestic commercial disappearance totaled a record 5.122 billion pounds, while commercial exports totaled 173.6 million pounds, their highest level since 2014.

Commercial disappearance of other-than-American cheese last year totaled a record 8.149 billion pounds, up 113.3 million pounds from 2018’s record and the second straight year in which commercial disappearance topped 8 billion pounds.

In 2019, domestic commercial disappearance of other cheese totaled a record 7.534 billion pounds, while commercial exports totaled a record 615.4 million pounds.

Commercial disappearance of butter last year totaled a record 1.978 billion pounds, up 18.8 million pounds from 2018’s record and the third straight year in which commercial butter disappearance topped 1.9 billion pounds. In 2019, domestic commercial disappearance of butter totaled 1.937 billion pounds and commercial exports totaled 40.9 million pounds.

Commercial disappearance of NDM/SMP last year was a record 2.39 billion pounds, up 3.6 million pounds from 2018. Domestic commercial disappearance was 844.6 million pounds and exports totaled 1.545 billion pounds.

In 2019, commercial disappearance of dry whey totaled 972.8 million pounds, down almost 55 million pounds from 2018. Domestic commercial disappearance totaled ...


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