Dairy Products

U.S. Dairy Products Exports in 2021

Total Export Value
$7.61 Billion
Total Volume (Millions)
3 Metric Tons
3-Year Average
$6.66 Billion
Compound Average Growth
4% (2012-2021)

Top 10 Markets for Dairy Products in 2021

Market Total Value (USD)
Mexico $1.79 Billion
Canada $854.54 Million
China $700.58 Million
Philippines $430.37 Million
South Korea $420.94 Million
Japan $373.5 Million
Indonesia $319.64 Million
Vietnam $277.62 Million
Australia $161.95 Million
Malaysia $158.85 Million
Top 10 Dairy Products Export Markets 2012 - 2021
Annual Dairy Products Exports 2012 - 2021

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Opportunities for U.S. Consumer-Oriented Products in Peru

Peru is the third-largest South American market for U.S. consumer-oriented agricultural products. Increasing wealth and lower barriers to entry were facilitated by the implementation of the U.S.-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement (PTPA), resulting in a 423-percent increase in consumer-oriented exports from $65 million in 2009 to $340 million in 2021.
On January 10, 2023, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare/Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued an order pertaining to FSSAI Order TIC-20012/2/2021-IMPORTS-FSSAI (E-2475), extending for a second time, the effective compliance date.
Egypt has notified new halal requirements and procedures for food products to the World Trade Organization (WTO) via a Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) addendum notification. The notification postpones the halal certification requirement on milk and dairy products until April 1, 2023.

News and Features

In this new panel proceeding, the United States is challenging Canada’s revised dairy TRQ allocation measures. Through these measures, Canada undermines the market access it agreed to provide in the USMCA.
The U.S. is requesting new dispute settlement consultations with Canada under the USMCA regarding Canada’s dairy TRQ allocation measures.
The United States is, for the second time, requesting dispute settlement consultations with Canada under the USMCA to address dairy restrictions by Canada that are contrary to its USMCA commitments.

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