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In 2013, Domestic Use Of Dry Whey, Lactose Fell, Domestic Use Of WPC, WPI Increased

Elmhurst, IL—Among the various categories of whey and lactose products in 2013, domestic utilization of dry whey and lactose declined while domestic use of whey protein concentrate (WPC) and whey protein isolate (WPI) increased, according to the American Dairy Products Institute’s (ADPI) recently released 2013 Dairy Products Utilization & Production Trends report.

Total USDA reported production of whey-based dairy ingredients last year was 3.6766 billion pounds (including an estimated 913 million pounds of whey permeate), an increase of 1.6 percent, or 57 million pounds, from 2012, the report noted.

Dry whey production last year totaled 961 million pounds, down 3.8 percent from 2012. Domestic dry whey utilization declined 10.1 percent to 329.5 million pounds, while exports totaled 522.6 million pounds, up 9.3 percent from 2012.

The dairy industry remained the primary domestic use, utilizing 153.9 million pounds, up 70 perccent from 2012. The dairy industry accounted for 46.7 percent of domestic dry whey use last year.

Other key domestic users of dry whey in 2013, with changes from 2012, were: prepared dry mixes and dry blends, 86.7 million pounds, up 19.4 percent; the baking industry, 22.4 million pounds, down 32.1 percent; the confectionery industry, 18.1 million pounds, down 79.8 percent; and pudding/mousse, 10.2 million pounds.

Lactose production last year totaled 1.039 billion pounds, up 1.3 percent from 2012. Domestic lactose utilization declined 16.4 percent to 275.7 million pounds, while exports increased 11.3 percent to 753.4 million pounds.

The confectionery industry remained the primary domestic user of lactose, using 75 million pounds last year, down 44.2 percent from 2012. Other key domestic users of lactose in 2013, with comparisons to 2012, were: prepared dry mixes and dry Send more more information