Production & sales data

The Australian dairy industry produces a wide range of dairy products. Dairy Australia provides a monthly update on production and sales data, as well as annual figures for each dairy product.

Dairy production and sales statistics

Latest production & sales statistics

View the latest monthly dairy production and sales summary reports.

Milk powder

Milk powder

Only about 25–30% of Australia’s powder production is sold domestically; with local usage mainly...

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Butter

In 2012/13, Australia produced 118,200 tonnes of butter and anhydrous milkfat (AMF) or butteroil...

A variety of cheeses

Cheese

Australia produced 338,300 tonnes of cheese in 2012/13—a decline of 2.4% on the previous year.

Whey

Casein & whey

Whey is a by-product of the cheese making process. Traditionally this product was disposed of in...

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Fresh products

Australia produces a range of fresh dairy products, including yogurts, dairy desserts, chilled...

Market cattle

For market cattle (or cull cows) numbers and prices, please see the Production Inputs Monitor.

Milk production summary

Production summary

As in the farm sector, the milk processing sector is undergoing continuing rationalisation. This...

Milk sales

Domestic sales summary

The supermarket channel’s share of Australian drinking milk sales has been relatively steady over...

Milk consumption

Consumption summary

The major Australian consumer dairy products are drinking milk, cheese, butter and butter blends,...