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US Dairy Exports Increased 14% In October; Dairy Imports Rose 6%

US dairy exports during October were valued at $519.7 million, up 14 percent from October 2018, according to figures released Thursday by USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).

That’s the highest value for dairy exports since May, when they were valued at $539.2 million. The value of US dairy exports has now topped $500 million in four of the first 10 months of 2019 (March and September were the other two months).

Dairy exports during the first 10 months of 2019 were valued at $4.89 billion, up 5 percent from the first 10 months of 2018.

US dairy imports during October were valued at $291.9 million, up 6 percent from October 2018.

Dairy imports during the January-October period were valued at $2.66 billion, up 10 percent from the same period last year.

Leading markets for US dairy exports during the first 10 months of 2019, on a value basis, with comparisons to the first 10 months of 2018, were: Mexico, $1.28 billion, up 11 percent; Canada, $560.5 million, up 5 percent; China, $305.5 million, down 30 percent; South Korea, $286.1 million, up 14 percent; Japan, $235.9 million, up 2 percent; Philippines, $218.2 million, up 4 percent; Indonesia, $193.4 million, up 31 percent; Vietnam, $136.1 million, up 6 percent; and Australia, $125.2 million, down 5 percent.

US cheese exports during October totaled 62.5 million pounds, up 6 percent from October 2018.

The value of those cheese exports, $133.8 million, was up 16 percent.
Cheese exports during the January-October period totaled 667.3 million pounds, up 3 percent from the same period last year. The value of those exports, $1.28 billion, was up 5 percent.

Leading markets for US cheese exports during the first 10 months of 2019, on a volume basis, with comparisons to the first 10 months of 2018, were: Mexico, 170.7 million pounds, down 4 percent; South Korea, 118.9 million pounds, up 10 percent; Japan, 66.6 million pounds, up 4 percent; Australia, 39.9 million pounds, down 14 percent; Chile, 20.3 million pounds, up 5 percent; Saudi Arabia, 18.6 million pounds, up 18 percent; and Guatemala, 16.7 million pounds, up 15 percent.

Nonfat dry milk exports during October totaled 156 million pounds, up 17 percent from October 2018 and the highest monthly volume of NDM exports since April 2018, when exports totaled 167 million pounds.

During the first 10 months of this year, NDM exports totaled 1.244 billion pounds, down 8 percent from the first 10 months of last year.
Dried whey exports during October totaled 21.7 million pounds, down 40 percent from October 2018.

Dried whey exports during the January-October period totaled 284.7 million pounds, down .
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