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  • U.S. Dairy Exports Top $7 Billion in 2014

    By Alan Levitt February 12, 2015

    A strong start to 2014 overcame a weak finish to assure a fifth consecutive record for U.S. dairy exports. milk_jug_square 

    Despite finishing the year with five straight months of negative performance (compared to 2013), total U.S. dairy export value rose 6 percent to $7.11 billion. It was the first time value exceeded the $7-billion mark.

    But ongoing challenging market conditions clearly showed in December results. December shipments were $478 million, the lowest monthly total since February 2013 and 21 percent less than the same period the previous year.


    In 2014, exports to Mexico (+15% by value), South Korea (+39%) and Japan (+34%) were up significantly from the year before, offsetting a decline in sales to the Middle East/North Africa (MENA) region (-18%). Shipments to Southeast Asia, China and Canada were near 2013 totals.

    To see interactive charts on 2014, with comparisons to previous years, see's U.S. export data page and scroll to the bottom. 

    The U.S. Dairy Export Council is primarily supported by Dairy Management Inc. through the dairy farmer checkoff that builds on collaborative industry partnerships with processors, trading companies and others to build global demand for U.S. dairy products.  

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