Milk

Total U.S. milk consumption has been on a slow but steady decline for many years. But, the double-digit dollar sales declines reflected here are due almost entirely to last year's collapse in wholesale dairy prices, after farm-gate prices reached record highs the prior year, in 2008. Unit sales figures indicate that consumption has been flat for the past 18 months, with supermarket channel volume

Total U.S. milk consumption has been on a slow but steady decline for many years. But, the double-digit dollar sales declines reflected here are due almost entirely to last year's collapse in wholesale dairy prices, after farm-gate prices reached record highs the prior year, in 2008.

Unit sales figures indicate that consumption has been flat for the past 18 months, with supermarket channel volume dropping 0.3% in calendar 2009, and by 1.4% during the latest 52 weeks ending June 13.

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