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December Fluid Sales Off 0.8%

December 2013 packaged fluid milk sales totaled 4.35 billion lbs., down 0.8% from December 2012. (Sales were not adjusted for calendar considerations).

December sales of conventional products, at 4.16 million lbs., were down 1.5%; organic products, at 199 million lbs., were up 14.4% Organic represented about 4.6% of total sales for the month.

January-December 2013 total packaged fluid milk sales, at 51.51 billion lbs., were down 2.3% from 2012. Year-to-date sales of conventional products, at 49.24 billion lbs., were down 2.6%; organic products, at 2.27 million lbs., were up 5.1%. Organic represented about 4.6% of total sales.

                                                                                          Source: Dairy Market News

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