Dairy producers maintained growth during June despite new disadvantages from tariffs.
On a volume-basis, exports of whole milk powder almost tripled over the previous year, while exports of all other product categories, except modified whey, were above the previous year level.
In terms of value and volume, June was the eighth consecutive month of growth in exports.
Sellers shipped 180,984 tons of milk powder, cheese, butterfat, whey products, and lactose during the month, 16 percent higher than in June 2017.
U.S. exports were worth $481 million. In the first half of 2018, dairy exports totaled $2.904 billion, an increase of 5 percent from the same period in 2017.