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. 

On May 11, ERS began using some new conversion factors for dairy stocks, trade, and commercial use.  These are provided in a reference table at the bottom of this page, “Conversion factors and sources.”  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.


Data Set Last Updated Next Update
Data files
U.S. dairy situation at a glance (monthly) 8/11/2017 9/13/2017
U.S. milk production and related data (quarterly) 8/11/2017 11/13/2017
Commercial disappearance for dairy product categories (monthly) 8/11/2017 9/13/2017
Commercial disappearance of milk in all products (monthly) 8/11/2017 9/13/2017
Dairy products: Per capita consumption, United States (Annual) 9/2/2016 9/5/2017
Fluid milk sales by product (Annual) 8/31/2016 8/31/2017
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) 9/2/2016 9/5/2017
Number and size of milk bottling plants operated by commercial processors (Annual) 8/31/2016 8/31/2017
Per capita consumption of selected cheese varieties (Annual) 9/29/2016 9/28/2017
Reference tables
HTS codes used for imports, product categories 10/27/2015
HS codes used for exports, product categories 10/27/2015
Conversion factors and sources 6/12/2017