Dairy Data

This Dairy Data page includes data files covering domestic supply, demand, and international trade of various dairy products. Data on the U.S. dairy situation and supply and utilization are updated monthly, whereas the U.S. milk production and related data are updated quarterly. All other dairy data files are updated annually. These files 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 the Documentation page 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, are available in the Dairy Yearbook (last updated in September 2005).

Notes:

On November 10, 2022, a column was added to “Dairy products: Per capita consumption, United States” to account for all products on a skim-solids milk-equivalent basis. Also, revisions for recent years were made to estimates for some of the dry products based on improved accounting for animal use. Small revisions were also made to annual worksheets in the “Supply and utilization of dairy product categories” and “Supply and utilization of milk in all products” files for the same reason.

Dates of next update have been changed for the following three Dairy Data files in order to better align ERS data releases with releases of underlying primary data and to accommodate scheduling needs. These include:

  • Dairy products: Per capita consumption, United States.
  • Per capita consumption of selected cheese varieties.
  • Annual milk production and factors affecting supply.

 

Data Set Last Updated Next Update
Current dairy data
U.S. Dairy situation at a glance (monthly and annual) 11/10/2022 12/13/2022
U.S. milk production and related data (quarterly and annual) 11/10/2022 2/14/2023
Supply and utilization of dairy product categories (monthly and annual) 11/10/2022 12/13/2022
Supply and utilization of milk in all products (monthly and annual) 11/10/2022 12/13/2022
Supply and allocation of milk fat and skim solids by product (annual) 11/18/2022 11/20/2023
Dairy products: Per capita consumption, United States (Annual) 9/30/2022 11/30/2023
Fluid beverage milk sales quantities by product (Annual) 8/31/2022 8/31/2023
Selected soft dairy products, domestic use (Annual) 8/31/2022 8/31/2023
Milk cows and production by State and region (Annual) 5/4/2022 5/4/2023
Annual milk production and factors affecting supply (Annual) 4/29/2022 5/1/2023
Number and average size of U. S. fluid milk product plants 8/31/2022 8/31/2023
Per capita consumption of selected cheese varieties (Annual) 9/30/2022 11/30/2023
Historical dairy data
Commercial disappearance for dairy product categories (1995–2010) 5/13/2022
Commercial disappearance, milk in all products (1995–2010) 5/13/2022
Milk: Supply and utilization of all dairy products (1970–2010) 5/13/2022