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 Production of Australian Dairy Commodities Down in July  

Australia's July milk production was down 3.5% and production of most dairy commodities followed suit. Cheese, which is a major product produced in Australia had reduced volumes of cheese with just over 17,000 tons of cheese produced, which was 14% less than July of 2012.

Butter production in July was up 17.3% while Australian manufacture of skim milk powder (SMP) dropped 8.1%. Whole milk powder (WMP) production dropped by 3.8% to just 8,763 tons  which equates to approximately half the volume of SMP produced that month.

More than half of the milk produced in Australia is utilized by its domestic market. Liquid milk sales increased by 2.6% in the 12 months to June 2013. Growth in the UHT milk sector has been strong with sales increasing by 20% in the past year. No fat milk lost favour with consumers last season with sales falling by 2.8%, while Full Cream and Reduced Fat milk sales increased by 0.7% and 1.9% respectively last year. 

Source: Dairy Trader

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