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Drinking milk sales

Regular or full cream milk is standardised to a milkfat content of around 3.4 to 3.6%. Modified, reduced and low-fat milks are standardised to other specifications, with varying milkfat and solids non-fat levels. The cream removed during standardisation can be bottled as table cream or manufactured into butter or other dairy products.

Drinking milk sales by state (million litres)

YEAR

NSW

VIC

QLD

SA

WA

TAS

AUST

1989/90

582

449

316

150

164

47

1,730

1999/00

597

440

383

185

190

48

1,933

 

 

 

 

 

 

2000/01

633

456

393

201

201

50

1,934

2001/02

625

460

403

186

200

50

1,924

2002/03

620

475

404

183

208

52

1,942

2003/04

627

476

418

196

212

52

1,981

2004/05

641

486

429

200

215

53

2,024

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2005/06

660

499

444

192

216

50

2,061

2006/07

692

510

474

201

226

53

2,156

2007/08

682

524

485

205

237

55

2,188

2008/09

696

533

495

208

241

56

2,229

2009/10

709

545

499

213

247

57

2,269

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010/11

716

566

502

213

262

58

2,316

2011/12 (r)

721

582

531

221

274

58

2,387

2012/13 (r)

719

600

563

222

280

61

2,445

2013/14 (r)

712

612

584

221

279

59

2,467

2014/15 (r)

714

623

582

221

284

61

2,485

2015/16 (p)

731

635

583

222

285

60

2,516

 

Year

Regular

Reduced

Lowfat

Flavoured

UHT

Total

1989/90

1,257

322

 

111

40

1,730

1999/00

1,099

498

 

173

164

1,933

 

 

 

 

 

 

2000/01

1,094

415

95

165

165

1,934

2001/02

1,074

435

105

170

140

1,924

2002/03

1,055

440

120

174

153

1,942

2003/04

1,057

462

118

190

154

1,981

2004/05

1,063

492

116

199

154

2,024

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2005/06

1,092

488

124

201

155

2,061

2006/07

1,107

530

124

214

182

2,156

2007/08

1,119

552

122

213

183

2,188

2008/09

1,136

570

117

210

196

2,229

2009/10

1,134

592

117

215

211

2,269

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010/11

1,140

632

109

227

208

2,316

2011/12 (r)

1,160

679

104

236

208

2,387

2012/13 (r)

1,172

690

100

240

243

2,445

2013/14 (r)

1,193

691

93

240

250

2,467

2014/15 (r)

1,242

659

87

240

257

2,485

2015/16 (p)

1,308

623

74

246

265

2,516

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