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Dairy statistics, December 2019

Released: 2020-02-26

The total amount of milk sold off farms increased 1.3% year over year to 779 213 kilolitres in December. Meanwhile, milk sold off farms for fluid purposes decreased 0.4% to 236 223 kilolitres. Milk sold off farms for industrial purposes increased 2.1% year over year to 542 989 kilolitres.

Total cash receipts from milk and cream sold off farms rose 4.0% year over year to $609.9 million in December.

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 are as of January 1, 2020, and represent the ending stocks of the previous month.

The Agriculture and food statistics portal, accessible from the Subjects module of our website, provides users a single point of access to a wide variety of information related to agriculture and food.

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