The U.S. Dairy Exporter Blog: Market Analysis, Research & News

  • More Higher-Value Items in Dairy Export Mix

    by Alan Levitt July 12, 2012

    Regular readers of this column know U.S. dairy exports have been steadily rising over the past decade-plus. The volume of U.S. milk solids shipped overseas grew from the equivalent of 5.5 percent of total annual solids produced in this country in 2000 to 13.3 percent of solids produced last year. And as we mature as an exporting industry, the composition of those exports is changing. Not only are we exporting more dairy products, we are shipping a far greater percentage of higher value, higher profit items than ever before.

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  • Identifying a Positive in Poor Economic News

    by Brad Gehrke July 10, 2012

    Last week, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) announced it would reduce its global economic growth forecast for 2012. It was the latest in a line of unfavorable economic news from around the world, and it raises an important question: With global growth struggling in a time of increasingly globalized dairy markets, what does that mean to world dairy trade and U.S. exports in particular?

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