Dairy Products: United States

This report forecasts US shipments of dairy products and select non-dairy substitutes in nominal and real (inflation-adjusted) US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2020. Total shipments in nominal dollars are segmented by product in terms of: cheese, fluid milk and cream, frozen dairy, yogurt, butter, and other dairy products.

To illustrate historical trends, total shipments and the various segments are provided in annual series from 2005 to 2015. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, dairy processing, trade, and regulatory factors. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines products, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each product segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing in the US industry. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 25-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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