Industry Facts and Figures

Export Statistics

Official trade data for the last six years, compiled from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service, is updated monthly. Each product sheet breaks out U.S. exports by destination, including regional aggregations, to show a clear view of longer-term U.S. export trends.

2016 Export Trade Data (3-month)

2016 Year-to-date
All Dairy Products ValueVolume 
All Dry Whey ValueVolume 
Anhydrous Milkfat ValueVolume 
Butter ValueVolume 
Cheese ValueVolume 
Fluid Milk and Cream ValueVolume 
Ice Cream ValueVolume 
Lactose ValueVolume 
Milk Albumin ValueVolume 
Skim Milk Powder (NFDM) ValueVolume 
Sweet Whey ValueVolume 
Whole Milk Powder ValueVolume 
Whey Protein Concentrate ValueVolume 
Yogurt ValueVolume
Standardized Regions for Export Data Regions


2015 Annual Export Trade Data
Total value of U.S. dairy exports $5.2 billion 
Total lbs. U.S. milk solids exported 3.65 billion
Percent U.S. milk production exported 14.0%*
Percent of U.S. whey proteins exported 64%
Percent of U.S. skim milk powder/nonfat dry milk exported 55%
Percent of U.S. butterfat exported 2.6%
Percent of U.S. cheese exported 6.0%

*Total milk solids