High-value dairy exports support near-record sales
The U.S. Dairy Export Council says exports in March nearly matched the previous year’s record for the month.
Total export values in March were up 25 percent from 2021 to $860 million while the volume declined by one percent.
Exports of cheese were up 13 percent, with cheddar up nearly 90 percent, as global consumer demand for U.S. cheese grows.
Export volumes remained subdued according to the council as tight milk supplies, strong domestic demand, high prices, and supply chain logistics limit movement. The U.S. continues to see increased shipments of higher-value products like cheese, butter, and protein concentrates.