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Value of U.S. Dairy Exports to Canada Grew by Nearly 50% Over a Decade

New data from USDA’s Economic Research Service shows total dairy exports from the United States to Canada, adjusted for inflation, rose 48 percent from $466.4 million in 2010 to $691.5 million in 2021. 

Canada is an important market for U.S. dairy products, second only to Mexico. Canada’s proximity to the United States favors imports such as fluid milk, cheese, and infant formula, among others. 

Supplemental imports of fluid milk, butter, and butterfat in addition to cheese and cream from the United States often meet the shortfall in Canada’s production. 

By value, infant formula has been the top U.S. dairy product exported to Canada, accounting for $151.3 million in 2021 and representing 22 percent of the total. 

Coming in second, the combined export value of fluid milk, cream, and milk-based drinks reached $128.5 million in 2021—an inflation-adjusted increase of $85.2 million from 2010. 

U.S. exports of cheese to Canada have grown by 12 percent to $68.1 million in 2021.

(Story Courtesy of the NAFB News Service)

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