US – US dairy exports sustained a record pace through the first seven months of the year, though volumes slowed in June and July. NDM/SMP, cheese and total whey exports are on track to establish new highs in 2012. Year-to-date, total dairy export value was $3.14 billion, up 16 per cent from 2011 levels, writes the US Dairy Export Council.
In 2012, the United States has increased its share of world cheese trade and maintained its share of NDM/SMP. However, it has lost share on butterfat and whey products.
Among the top five exporters, the United States has maintained share of export volume this year at about 19 per cent. New Zealand and the EU each have about 34 per cent. Australia has eight per cent and Argentina has five per cent. Overall trade volume is up eight per cent from a year ago.
Source: Â The Dairy Site