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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 2005 2010 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 ± % on
2019
± % on
2018
January 60.996 66.526 90.148 88.943 92.320 94.822 112.832 87.796 -22,2% -7,4%
February 56.380 63.620 80.505 83.703 84.386 86.232 98.231 87.435 -11,0% +1,4%
March 58.924 76.286 92.896 92.796 95.317 100.861 114.157 97.498 -14,6% -3,3%
April 62.472 73.319 89.274 91.527 96.265 93.472 108.057 91.183 -15,6% -2,4%
May 62.747 75.812 87.054 93.097 93.634 96.204 109.722 94.059 -14,3% -2,2%
June 59.441 78.516 90.187 93.713 96.082 95.874 108.551 101.024 -6,9% +5,4%
July 59.849 80.418 90.346 97.841 98.117 98.603 106.989 100.628 -5,9% +2,1%
August 57.819 80.143 86.506 92.635 96.679 97.273 95.074 97.231(p) +2,3% -0,0%
September 58.806 78.448 85.121 94.882 94.903 91.391 95.488
October 55.289 75.599 83.290 89.840 93.098 90.025 96.493
November 61.495 77.068 82.477 86.943 86.105 103.137 88.375
December 59.757 82.671 91.172 92.947 97.251 110.406 93.634
Jan-Aug 478.628 594.640 706.916 734.255 752.800 763.341 853.613 756.854
% y-o-y ¹ - +24,2% +18,9% +3,9% +2,5% +1,4% +11,8% -11,3%
Total Year 713.975 908.426 1.048.976 1.098.867 1.124.157 1.158.300 1.227.603
% y-o-y ¹ - +27,2% +15,5% +4,8% +2,3% +3,0% +6,0%
Last Update: 06-10-2020
1) change from the same period of previous year , except for years 2010, 2015, 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