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US: Lactose Production

This page provides, in the given period, with:
  • a chart illustrating production trends over the last three years.
  • a table containing production figures, represented in pound unit;
  • the comparison graph between Lactose (human type) production trend in the US and wholesale prices (euro);
  • a comparison graph between Lactose, WPC and Dry Whey production, represented in pound unit.
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US Production
Lactose (human type) * ('000 lb)
Month 2004 2009 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 ± % on
2018
± % on
2017
January 53.252 58.839 95.675 90.148 88.943 92.320 94.834 111.586 +17,7% +20,9%
February 51.238 51.653 88.150 80.505 83.703 84.386 86.294 98.080 +13,7% +16,2%
March 56.234 59.717 100.126 92.896 92.796 95.317 99.650 110.138(p) +10,5% +15,5%
April 54.434 58.153 93.492 89.274 91.527 96.265 94.011
May 58.001 59.639 98.151 87.054 93.097 93.634 92.544
June 56.859 60.429 102.836 90.187 93.713 96.082 91.796
July 55.809 61.168 101.775 90.346 97.841 98.117 97.044
August 54.615 62.065 90.223 86.506 92.635 96.679 94.380
September 54.361 60.066 91.925 85.121 94.882 94.903 88.157
October 56.238 63.926 90.542 83.290 89.840 93.098 85.771
November 55.426 61.927 86.166 82.477 86.943 86.105 98.958
December 59.154 64.977 93.169 91.172 92.947 97.251 106.138
Jan-Mar 160.724 170.209 283.951 263.549 265.442 272.023 280.778 319.804
% y-o-y ¹ - +5,9% +66,8% -7,2% +0,7% +2,5% +3,2% +13,9%
Total Year 665.621 722.559 1.132.230 1.048.976 1.098.867 1.124.157 1.129.577
% y-o-y ¹ - +8,6% +56,7% -7,4% +4,8% +2,3% +0,5%
Last Update: 03-05-2019
1) change from the same period of previous year , except for years 2009, 2014, where the change is from the same period 5 years ago
*: Conversion ratio: 1 Kg = 2.2046 lb
**: Adjusted for months of 30 days (Ex. The calculation of the production change of June compared to May is obtained by considering [June production] compared to [May production : 31 x 30])
(p) = provisional
Source: USDA
  = Min Production in the last 5 years
  = Max Production in the last 5 years