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Dairy statistics, August 2020

Released: 2020-10-26

The total amount of milk sold off farms increased 1.6% year over year to 791 635 kilolitres in August. Meanwhile, milk sold off farms for fluid purposes decreased 2.4% to 220 313 kilolitres. Milk sold off farms for industrial purposes increased 3.2% year over year to 571 322 kilolitres.

Total cash receipts from milk and cream sold off farms amounted to $586.5 million in August, up 0.9% year over year.

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 September 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.

Contact information

For more information, or to enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, contact us (toll-free 1-800-263-1136; 514-283-8300; STATCAN.infostats-infostats.STATCAN@canada.ca) or Media Relations (613-951-4636; STATCAN.mediahotline-ligneinfomedias.STATCAN@canada.ca).

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