Oceania Dairy Market Overview
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     Oceania Dairy Market Overview

     Report 49 - Released on December 6, 2018

     AUSTRALIA:

     Milk production in the states of Australia continues to mostly lag volumes last year, except
     in South Australia and Tasmania. However, those are among the lower producing states so the
     national production through October is lower than last year. The following table displays
     data through October.


                AUSTRALIA MILK PRODUCTION, MILKFAT and PROTEIN

                            July-October 2018          October 2018
                            Million  Percent Change    Milkfat      Protein
     State                  Liters   From 1 Year Ago   Percentage   Percentage
     New South Wales         375.2       -9.2             3.84        3.26
     Victoria              2,143.7       -4.4             3.89        3.40
     Queensland              133.6       -9.4             3.97        3.25
     South Australia         172.4       +3.9             3.65        3.30
     Western Australia       131.9       -1.5             3.78        3.34
     Tasmania                268.4       +5.1             4.03        3.41
     Australia (Total)     3,225.1       -4.0             3.89*       3.38**

     *   0.0 percent from prior year period
     ** +0.2 percent from prior year period

     Data from Dairy Australia






     NEW ZEALAND:

     The October 2018 increase in milk production is the highest monthly increase in the
     recollection on a number of New Zealand dairy officials.

     October 2018 New Zealand milk production reported by DCANZ was 3.3 million MT, up 6.5
     percent from October 2017 milk production, 3.1 million MT, according to DCANZ. October 2018
      milk solids, 271.1 million kg, are up 6.5 percent from October 2017, 254.6 million kg.

     Information for the period November 26 -  December 7, 2018, issued biweekly

     Published by:
     Dairy Market News - Madison, WI
     Eric Graf, 608.422.8590
     Email: eric.graf@ams.usda.gov

     Additional Dairy Market News Information:
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     DMN Website: http://www.ams.usda.gov/market-news/dairy
     DMN Database Portal: http://www.marketnews.usda.gov/mnp/da-home