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Dairy statistics, May 2021

Released: 2021-07-27

The total amount of milk sold off farms in May increased 4.1% year over year to 801 829 kilolitres. Meanwhile, milk sold off farms for fluid purposes decreased 1.8% to 221 242 kilolitres. Milk sold off farms for industrial purposes rose 6.5% year over year to 580 587 kilolitres.

Total cash receipts from milk and cream sold off farms amounted to $625.7 million in May, up 7.9% 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.

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