U.S. dairy exports dip for first time in a year

U.S. Dairy Export council reports year-over-year (YOY) U.S. dairy exports slipped 0.4% in milk solids equivalent (MSE) terms in March (-910 MT), marking the first MSE decline in exactly a year. (March 2022 U.S. MSE exports fell 0.5% before going on an 11-month streak of YOY gains.)

Because of the strong U.S. performance in January, year-to-date value and volume still grew for the first quarter (1Q). U.S. dairy export volume rose 5% (+25,398 MT MSE) and value increased 3% (+$65 million). And on the volume side, most key product categories held their own for the quarter: NFDM/SMP (+3%), cheese (+4%), MPC (+13%), WPC80+ (+18%) and lactose (+26%).

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USDA Forecast 2020 Milks Holds At $18.85/cwt

Milk production forecasts for 2019 are raised on higher cow numbers and stronger growth in
milk per cow. For 2020, expected continued gains in milk per cow supported an increase in
the milk production forecast in this weeks WASDE report.
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WASDE Predicts Milk Production and prices Up for 2020

The May 10 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate report  has milk production for 2020 forecast higher than 2019. Dairy herds are expected to begin to expand as producers respond to higher milk prices and lower feed costs. Milk per cow is expected to continue increasing, and the forecast also reflects the one extra day due to leap year.

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WASDE Report Lowers Production and Price Forecast

The milk production forecasts for 2018 and 2019 are reduced from the previous month on lower cow numbers; however, stronger growth in milk per cow is expected to partially offset smaller
dairy cow numbers.
The 2018 fat basis import forecast is unchanged from the previous month, but is reduced for 2019 on lower imports of milk protein concentrates. Fat basis export forecasts for 2018 and 2019 are unchanged from last month.

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US Dairy Exports Equal 17.3 Percent of US Production

U.S. dairy exports set a new record high in March on a total volume basis surpassing the previous record high set in March 2014. Exports of whey protein concentrate and lactose each hit all- time highs. On a total milk solids basis, exports were equivalent to 17.3 percent of U.S. milk production.

Suppliers shipped 204,453 tons of milk powder, cheese, butterfat, whey and lactose during the month, up 26 percent from March 2017. U.S. exports were valued at $510 million, 8 percent greater than in March 2017 and the highest total value since April 2015.

Ingredient sales drove much of the gains. Shipments of nonfat dry milk/skim milk powder (NDM/SMP) to Southeast Asia were nearly double the prior-year level and sales to Mexico were the second-most ever. Shipments of lactose to China increased by 57 percent during the month and were at a record high.

Overall NDM/SMP exports were 67,154 tons, up 38 percent from last year. Sales to Mexico increased 43 percent from the previous year.  Continue reading “US Dairy Exports Equal 17.3 Percent of US Production”

Iowa Trade Mission To China Has Delegates Optimistic

An All-Iowa Trade Mission to China, led by Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds recently returned with optimism about the impact of the trip. They discussed trade potential as well as issues for U.S. beef, poultry, soybeans, corn, dairy, and other exports.

Larry Shover, president of the board for the Iowa State Dairy Association championed the dairy interests for the trade mission. He noted that the growing middle class plus an increase in per capita consumption of dairy will increase China’s demand. “The officials did express interest, especially for higher value dairy products like cheese, whey isolates, mozzarella, and snack items,” said Shover.

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