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Dairy Facts 2016

Milk Sales & Consumption

Total U.S. per capita consumption of fluid milk product reached another in a long line of record low levels in 2013. At just 164.6 pounds (19.22 gallons), 2013 per capita sales fell by 2.8 percent, the fourth largest year-to-year decline since 1955.

  • U.S. per capita consumption of whole milk fell to a record low in 2013 at 44.1 pounds.
  • Among lower fat fluid milk products, reduced fat milk per capita consumption grew after three years of declines to 58.1 pounds, up 5.8 percent from 2012. However, per capita consumption of lowfat milk fell by 12.9 percent to 23.6 pounds, and nonfat milk per capita consumption was at its lowest since 1990 at 23 pounds.

Updated February 2015

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