Dairy Data

The Dairy Data Set includes data files covering domestic supply and demand and trade of various dairy products. Data on the U.S. dairy situation and commercial disappearance are updated monthly, and U.S. milk production and related data are updated quarterly. All other data files are updated annually. These include data on dairy per capita consumption; fluid milk sales; milk supply by State and region; milk production and factors affecting supply and utilization of milk in all dairy products; and numbers and size of milk bottling plants.

See Documentation for information on how the data were assembled, sources, and recent and upcoming changes to the data. 

Notes: As of September 28, 2017, changes have been made to the data file “Per capita consumption of selected cheese varieties.”  For the worksheet entitled “Per capita cheese consumption of selected cheese varieties since 1995,” the last two columns have been eliminated displaying cheese content of processed products and the quantity consumed as natural cheese.  A file including the last two columns, designated as “old,” will remain on the website until November 28, 2017.  More details concerning these changes are available on the Documentation page.

Other data of interest for the dairy industry include Milk Cost of Production Estimates and Price Spreads from Farm to Consumer.  Older archived dairy data, preceding the data files below, is available from the Dairy Yearbook (last updated in September 2005).


Data Set Last Updated Next Update
U.S. dairy situation at a glance (monthly and annual) 11/13/2017 12/13/2017
U.S. milk production and related data (quarterly and annual) 11/13/2017 2/9/2018
Commercial disappearance for dairy product categories (monthly and annual) 11/13/2017 12/13/2017
Commercial disappearance of milk in all products (monthly and annual) 11/13/2017 12/13/2017
Dairy products: Per capita consumption, United States (Annual) 9/5/2017 9/4/2018
Fluid beverage milk sales quantities by product (Annual) 8/31/2017 8/31/2018
Selected soft dairy products, domestic use (Annual) 8/31/2017 8/31/2018
Milk cows and production by State and region (Annual) 5/11/2017 5/2/2018
Annual milk production and factors affecting supply (Annual) 3/24/2017 3/26/2018
Milk: Supply and utilization of all dairy products (Annual) 9/5/2017 9/4/2018
Number and size of milk bottling plants operated by commercial processors (Annual) 8/31/2017 8/31/2018
New: Per capita consumption of selected cheese varieties (Annual) 9/28/2017 9/28/2018
Old: Per capita consumption of selected cheese varieties (annual) 9/28/2017