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Dairy statistics, April 2019

Released: 2019-06-25

The total amount of milk sold off farms totalled 773 453 kilolitres in April. Meanwhile, milk sold off farms for fluid purposes increased 3.3% to 230 542 kilolitres. Milk sold off farms for industrial purposes decreased 1.4% to 542 911 kilolitres.

Total cash receipts from milk and cream sold off farms amounted to $580.4 million in April, up 8.0% from April 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 cream (excluding sour 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 May 1, 2019, and will represent the ending stocks of the previous month.

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