Dairy Data

Note: The data sets updated on September 4, 2020, include some Improvements: 

  • “Dairy products: Per capita consumption, United States (Annual)” and “Milk: Supply and utilization of all dairy products (Annual)” have been reformatted to make the data easier to read and use.
  • In “Milk: Supply and utilization of all dairy products (Annual)”:
    • The title of the previous table “Nonfat dry milk (NDM) and Skim Milk Powder (SMP): Supply and Utilization” has been changed to “Dry skim milk products: supply and utilization.” The table now accounts for dry skim milk for animal use in addition to NDM and SMP.
    • The title of the previous table “Condensed and evaporated milk: Supply and utilization” has been changed to “Evaporated and condensed whole milk: supply and utilization” in order to clarify that the table does not account for products with lesser milk-fat content.

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 supply and allocation of milk fat and skim solids; 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.

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) 9/15/2020 10/14/2020
U.S. milk production and related data (quarterly and annual) 8/14/2020 11/13/2020
Commercial disappearance for dairy product categories (monthly and annual) 9/15/2020 10/14/2020
Commercial disappearance of milk in all products (monthly and annual) 9/15/2020 10/14/2020
Supply and allocation of milk fat and skim solids by product (annual) 11/22/2019 11/20/2020
Dairy products: Per capita consumption, United States (Annual) 9/4/2020 9/30/2021
Fluid beverage milk sales quantities by product (Annual) 8/31/2020 8/31/2021
Selected soft dairy products, domestic use (Annual) 8/31/2020 8/31/2021
Milk cows and production by State and region (Annual) 5/4/2020 5/4/2021
Annual milk production and factors affecting supply (Annual) 3/26/2019 4/1/2021
Milk: Supply and utilization of all dairy products (Annual) 9/4/2020 9/30/2021
Number and average size of U. S. fluid milk product plants 8/31/2020 8/31/2021
Per capita consumption of selected cheese varieties (Annual) 9/30/2020 9/30/2021

Last updated: Wednesday, September 30, 2020

For more information, contact: Jerry Cessna