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 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).

Errata: On March 26, 2021, corrections were made to two data sets:  In “U.S. dairy situation at a glance,” corrections were made to the following data items: 2018 annual wholesale price for nonfat dry milk (Central and East); 2019 annual domestic commercial disappearance for American cheese, other-than-American cheese, and dry skim milk products; 2019 annual commercial exports of all products (m.e.-skim); and January 2021 domestic commercial disappearance of dry skim milk products.

In “Commercial disappearance for dairy product categories,” corrections were made to January 2021 entries in the "Dry skim milk, monthly" worksheet. The following items were corrected: production of skim milk powder (SMP), production of dry skim milk for animal use, total supply, domestic commercial disappearance, and total commercial disappearance.


Data Set Last Updated Next Update
U.S. dairy situation at a glance (monthly and annual) 3/11/2021 4/13/2021
U.S. milk production and related data (quarterly and annual) 2/11/2021 5/14/2021
Commercial disappearance for dairy product categories (monthly and annual) 3/11/2021 4/13/2021
Commercial disappearance of milk in all products (monthly and annual) 3/11/2021 4/13/2021
Supply and allocation of milk fat and skim solids by product (annual) 11/20/2020 11/19/2021
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) 4/1/2021 4/29/2022
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