Dairy statistics, October 2017
During the first 10 months of 2017, total cheese production (the sum of cheddar and specialty cheeses) rose 3.2% from the same period in 2016 to 391 842 tonnes. However, production of both cheddar and specialty cheeses declined year over year in October, with cheddar cheese down 4.8% to 13 576 tonnes and specialty cheese down 5.3% to 29 103 tonnes.
Conversely, yogurt and creamery butter production increased in October. Yogurt production rose 4.5% from October 2016 to 33 739 tonnes. Production of creamery butter rose 20.0% to 8 643 tonnes—the 14th consecutive month of year-over-year increases for this product.
Total cash receipts from milk and cream sold off farms totalled $565.9 million in October, up 4.4% from October 2016.
Note to readers
Dairy statistics are available for Canada and the provinces.
Data on dairy stocks for November 1, 2017, are now available in CANSIM table 003-0033. These data represent the ending stocks of the previous month.
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