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.
As of August 31, 2017, the “Fluid milk sales by product” data file has been replaced by two new data files: “Fluid beverage milk sales quantities by product,” and “Selected soft dairy products, domestic use.” The “Fluid milk sales by product file” using the old format will remain available on the website until October 31, 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).