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Dairy Facts 2016

Records Resound in Latest Version of IDFA’s Dairy Facts

Dec 10, 2014

U.S. dairy product export volumes reached a new high in 2013, and world wholesale dairy prices were among the highest on record. This combination led to the dollar value of U.S. dairy products exports growing by 31 percent to more than $6.7 billion, also a new record. That’s according to Dairy Facts 2014, IDFA’s comprehensive resource guide of statistics on the dairy industry, which was released this week by IDFA.

Dairy Facts 2014 contains 100 pages of key data on the sales, consumption and production of milk, cheese, cultured products and ice cream products, including total and per capita trends in sales, consumption and production, imports and exports, wholesale and retail prices, nutrition information, and much more.

U.S. Production Levels Climb, Reaching New Highs for Milk, Cheese

  • Total farm milk production in 2013 was 0.3 percent higher than the record set in 2012. The amount was 18.1 percent higher than a decade ago.
  • While still below the record level of 152.1 million gallons set in 1995, production of frozen yogurt increased by nearly 40 percent in 2013 to 80.4 million gallons. Production of regular ice cream increased by 2.9 million gallons, reaching 896.9 million gallons in 2013.
  • For the twenty-first straight year, total U.S. production of natural cheese set a record in 2013. In addition, all three major cheese-type categories – American, Italian and other – posted record production levels.

To learn more production details and comprehensive statistics about sales, consumption and pricing, order your copy today. Dairy Facts 2014 is available to members for $30 and non-members for $50.

Read more here.

For more information, contact Jessica Matsko, IDFA administrative assistant, at

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