U.S. Dairy Commercial Disappearance Update – Jan ’21
Executive Summary U.S. dairy commercial disappearance figures provided by the USDA were recently updated with values spanning through Nov ’20. Highlights from the updated report include:
- U.S. commercial disappearance for milk used in all products finished higher YOY on both a milk-fat and skim-solids basis throughout Nov ’20. Domestic demand increased 1.3% YOY on a milk-fat basis and 2.5% YOY on a skim-solids basis throughout the month.
- U.S. nonfat dry milk/skim milk powder commercial disappearance reached a record high seasonal level throughout Nov ’20 on strong domestic demand, while butter commercial disappearance also finished slightly higher YOY. Cheese and whey protein concentrate disappearance each remained at three year low seasonal levels throughout the month, however, while dry whey commercial disappearance declined to a six year low seasonal level.
- U.S. fluid milk sales remained lower on a YOY basis for the fourth consecutive month during Nov ’20, finishing down 4.4% and reaching a record low seasonal level. Sales of fat-free milk remained particularly weak, finishing 17.9% lower YOY.