October Fluid Sales Up, But Down
October fluid sales up, but down
October 2012 packaged fluid milk sales totaled 4.68 billion lbs., up 1.9% from October 2011, according to USDA’s Dairy Market News. After adjusting for calendar composition, however, sales totaled 4.62 billion lbs., down 0.6% from the year before.
October sales of conventional products, at 4.48 billion lbs., were up 1.6%; organic products, at 194 million lbs., were up 8.3%. Organic represented about 4.1% of total sales.
January-October 2012 total packaged fluid milk sales, at 43.88 billion lbs., were down 1.4% from the same period a year earlier (43.92 billion lbs., down 1.5%, calendar adjusted). Year-to-date sales of conventional products, at 42.1 billion lbs., were down 1.6%; organic products,at 1.8 billion lbs., were up 3.0%. Organic represented about 4.1% of total sales.