The trade data came out yesterday. Altogether, the U.S. exported 4% more dairy product Jan - September 2010 than the same period in 2008.
The most recent "Commercial Disappearance" numbers only cover through August. Close enough. January through August of 2008 the milk equivalent was 127,432
(x 1 million) pounds. In 2010 it was 129,627 (x 1 million) pounds.
The average "all milk" price for January through September 2008 was $18.83 and for January through September 2010 it was $15.52 per hundredweight.
It really does not add up.
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