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 Canadian 2012 Dairy and Products Annual Report  

According to the latest Canadian report published by USDA/FAS, Canadian milk production is forecast to increase in 2013 due to an increase in Canadian dairy requirements by the dairy processing industry. Butter production is forecast to ease in 2013 due to strong butter stocks. As a result of the forecasted decrease in butter production, skim milk powder production is also expected to decrease slightly. Cheese production in 2013 is expected to stay near year 2012 levels. Consumption of milk, butter and skim milk powder all grew only slightly in 2011. Greater competition for dairy substitutes (soy milk and dairy blends) and changing demographics have had a negative impact on dairy consumption patterns over the last 20 years. Trade in dairy products is tightly controlled through import controls, and most trade from the United States takes place under the Import for Re-Export Program (IREP).

Report Summary for the 2012 Canadian Dairy and Products Annual Report:

The estimate for total milk production for calendar year 2012 is 8.45 million metric tons (MMT), representing an increase from year 2011 levels of 8.40 MMT. An increase in dairy requirements from the dairy processing industry is forecast to increase fluid milk production to 8.50 MMT in 2013.

The estimate for total cheese production in 2012 is 304 TMT, which represents a four percent increase from year 2011 levels of 292 TMT. In 2013, cheddar cheese production is expected to remain near 2012 levels due to sustained demand countered by strong stocks.

Total butter production in 2012 is expected to increase to 93 TMT from 2011 levels of 87 TMT due to increased industrial use and a replenishing of stocks that were low during the two years previous when production was lagging behind the quota. Butter production in 2013 is forecast slightly lower than 2012 levels due to strong stocks.

The estimate for skim milk powder production for 2012 is 86 TMT, up 13 percent from 2011, and is reflective of the strong increase in butter production in 2012. Non-fat dried milk production is forecast to ease to 82 TMT in 2013.

In 2011, Canadian dairy exports were valued at approximately C$252 million, while imports amounted to C$669 million. The main products exported by Canada in 2011 were ice cream and edible ice products, cheese (mainly specialty), and whey. These represent 23 percent, 16 percent and 16 percent, respectively, share of total exports. Top dairy imports included various kinds of cheeses (39 percent) followed by milk protein substances (16 percent) and casein and casein products (11 percent) (value basis).

Total cheese exports (excluding cream and fresh cheeses) are estimated to reach 9,000 MT in 2012 and are forecast to remain near the same level in 2013.

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