U.S. Dairy Commercial Disappearance Update – Sep ’19
Executive Summary U.S. dairy commercial disappearance figures provided by USDA were recently updated with values spanning through Jul ’19. Highlights from the updated report include:
- Jul ’19 U.S. commercial disappearance for milk used in all products declined 1.1% YOY on a milk-fat basis but finished 1.2% higher YOY on a skim-solids basis. Disappearance on a skim-solids basis reached a record high seasonal level while disappearance on a milk-fat basis remained at the second highest seasonal level on record. Domestic demand declined 0.2% YOY on a milk-fat basis but increased 2.6% YOY on a skim-solids basis throughout the month.
- Jul ’19 U.S. cheese and nonfat dry milk/skim milk powder commercial disappearance each increased to record high seasonal levels, finishing up 4.3% and 10.5% on a YOY basis, respectively. Jul ’19 U.S. dry whey disappearance increased 4.4% on a YOY basis however butter and whey protein concentrate finished down 7.8% and 18.3% YOY, respectively.
- Jul ’19 U.S. fluid milk sales rebounded from the record low level experienced throughout the previous month while increasing on a YOY basis for the first time in the past 15 months, finishing up 0.2%. Sales of fat-free milk remained weak, declining by 8.0% on a YOY basis and reaching the lowest monthly figure on record, however sales of whole milk increased 3.6% on a YOY basis throughout the month.