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US Dairy Exports Increased 7% In February; Dairy Imports Fell 21%

US dairy exports during February were valued at $557.8 million, up 7 percent from February 2020, according to figures released Wednesday by USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS).

That marked the 17th time in the last 18 months that the value of US dairy exports topped $500 million. The lone exception was in January 2021, when exports were valued at $498.2 million
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During the first two months of this year, US dairy exports were valued at $1.06 billion, down 1 percent from the first two months of last year.

US dairy imports during February were valued at $201.6 million, down 21 percent from February 2020. Dairy imports during the first two months of 2021 were valued at $442.3 million, down 10 percent from the first two months of 2020.

Leading markets for US dairy exports during the first two months of 2021, on a value basis, with comparisons to the first two months of 2020, were: Mexico, $230 million, down 11 percent; Canada, $123.1 million, up 2 percent; China, $87.8 million, up 36 percent; Philippines, $65.7 million, up 1 percent; South Korea, $61.4 million, up 19 percent; Japan, $47.7 million, down 9 percent; Vietnam, $46.6 million, up 37 percent; and Indonesia, $41.2 million, down 23 percent.

Cheese exports during February totaled 66.4 million pounds, down 2 percent from February 2020. The value of those exports, $134.9 million, was down 7 percent.

During the first two months of 2021, cheese exports totaled 121.9 million pounds, down 6 percent from the first two months of 2020. The value of those exports, $247.9 million, was down 10 percent.

Leading markets for US cheese exports during the first two months of this year, on a volume basis, with comparisons to the first two months of last year, were: Mexico, 28.5 million pounds, down 29 percent; South Korea, 23.8 million pounds, up 19 percent; Japan, 11.4 million pounds, up 22 percent; Australia, 7.8 million pounds, down 13 percent; Chile, 4.4 million pounds, down 3 percent; United Arab Emirates, 3.9 million pounds, up 30 percent; Canada, 3.8 million pounds, up 18 percent; and Saudi Arabia, 3.6 million pounds, up 72 percent.

Nonfat dry milk exports during February totaled 157.8 million pounds, up 31 percent from February 2020. NDM exports during the first two months of this year totaled 296.5 million pounds, up 8 percent from the first two months of last year.

February exports of dry whey totaled 40.7 million pounds, up 22 percent from February 2020. Dry whey exports during the January-February period totaled 81.1 million pounds, up 28 percent from a year earlier.

Whey protein concentrate exports during February totaled 29.9 million pounds, up 26 percent from February 2020. WPC exports during the first two months of thi


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