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Dairy statistics, January 2019

Released: 2019-03-25

The total amount of milk sold off farms decreased 2.1% year over year to 768 874 kilolitres in January. Meanwhile, milk sold off farms for fluid purposes increased 1.4% to 232 963 kilolitres. Milk sold off farms for industrial purposes decreased 3.6% to 535 911 kilolitres.

Total cash receipts from milk and cream sold off farms totalled $585.9 million in January, up 3.4% from January 2018.

Chart 1  Chart 1: Milk sold off farms in Canada
Milk sold off farms in Canada

  Note to readers

Dairy statistics are available for Canada and the provinces.

Milk sold off farms, total is the total milk sold from Canadian farms; it includes milk for fluid purposes and milk for industrial purposes.

Milk sold for fluid purposes is milk used for table milk and fresh cream.

Milk sold for industrial purposes is milk used for manufactured products such as butter, cheese, yogurt and ice cream.

Data in table 32-10-0001-01 on dairy stocks will be for February 1, 2019, and will represent the ending stocks of the previous month.

Due to the US government shutdown, the transmission of international trade data used to populate table 32-10-0109-01 has been delayed. The table will be published once the data become available.

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