US cheese, butter demand up in January

by | Mar 16, 2022 | Global, Volume trends

Commercial American cheese disappearance rose 2.6% YOY in January 2022. That compares to a 3.1% lift in commercial disappearance of other cheese varieties (including mozzarella) over the same month. Overall domestic cheese demand rose 2.9% YOY to 491,741t in January.

In terms of stocks-to-use at the end of January, American cheese stood at 51.8, down 7.3% from the prior month and flat in YOY terms. Butter was at 37 at the end of the month, up 24.8% from December and down 42.5% YOY. Butter commercial disappearance rose by 15.7% YOY in January – the third consecutive monthly increase and the 6th in the past seven months. Among other key dairy products, domestic commercial disappearance of NFDM/SMP continues to trend lower, falling 3.3% YOY in January and 28.9% over the past 12 months.