Dairy statistics, April 2022
The total amount of milk sold off farms in April decreased 0.5% year over year to 781 999 kilolitres. Meanwhile, milk sold off farms for fluid purposes decreased 1.8% to 216 796 kilolitres. Milk sold off farms for industrial purposes was virtually unchanged year over year at 565 202 kilolitres.
Total cash receipts from milk and cream sold off farms amounted to $676.8 million in April, up 12.0% year over year.
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 on dairy statistics have higher rates of estimation since the January 2021 reference month, as a result of higher non-response rates. These data may be subject to revision. For more information on estimation and imputation, refer to the "Related information" (Definitions, data sources and methods) for this release.
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