U.S. Dairy Commercial Disappearance Update – Aug ’20
Executive Summary U.S. dairy commercial disappearance figures provided by the USDA were recently updated with values spanning through Jun ’20. Highlights from the updated report include:
- U.S. commercial disappearance for milk used in all products reached a record high seasonal level on both a milk-fat and skim-solids basis throughout Jun ’20.
- Butter, cheese and nonfat dry milk/skim milk powder commercial disappearance each increased to record high seasonal levels throughout Jun ’20 while dry whey disappearance also finished higher on a YOY basis. Jun ’20 whey protein concentrate commercial disappearance declined to a five year low seasonal level, however.
- U.S. fluid milk sales declined on a YOY basis for the first time in the past three months during May ’20, finishing down 2.6% and reaching a record low seasonal level. Sales of fat-free milk declined to the lowest monthly level on record.