U.S. Dairy Commercial Disappearance Update – Jul ’20
Executive Summary U.S. dairy commercial disappearance figures provided by the USDA were recently updated with values spanning through May ’20. Highlights from the updated report include:
- U.S. commercial disappearance for milk used in all products declined 0.2% YOY on a milk-fat basis but finished 1.3% higher YOY on a skim-solids basis during May ’20. Disappearance on a milk-fat basis remained at the second highest seasonal level on record while disappearance on a skim-solids basis reached a record high seasonal level.
- Butter and nonfat dry milk/skim milk powder commercial disappearance each increased to record high seasonal levels throughout the month of May ’20 while cheese disappearance declined from the previous year but remained at the second highest seasonal level on record. May ’20 dry whey and whey protein concentrate commercial disappearance declined to six and eight year seasonal low levels, respectively, however.
- U.S. fluid milk sales declined on a YOY basis for the first time in the past three months during May ’20, finishing down 2.6% and reaching a record low seasonal level. Sales of fat-free milk declined to the lowest monthly level on record.