Dairy imports

This section houses statistics about the dairy products imports in various formats.

Overview of Canadian dairy products imports
Product 2021
Quantity kg
2021
Value $
2020
Quantity kg
2020
Value $
Milk 66,479,406 49,918,445 54,206,283 43,659,074
Cream 5,401,857 16,607,831 1,129,627 5,483,536
Cheese
Cheddar and cheddar types 6,484,646 64,989,525 5,482,118 54,668,651
Specialty [1] 36,584,070 406,735,496 31,096,678 372,077,376
Processed 2,029,995 16,835,805 2,030,615 18,112,410
Fresh 2,584,763 15,172,800 1,966,897 12,215,811
Total - Cheese 47,683,474 503,733,626 40,576,308 457,074,248
Other Dairy Products
Ice Cream & Edible Ice Products 748,383 4,230,218 933,784 4,010,693
Yogurt 995,942 4,917,106 766,356 3,886,079
Butter and other fats and oils derived from milk 28,227,642 154,953,536 23,134,390 139,437,916
Evaporated Milk 1,454,085 1,827,820 1,214,277 1,359,394
Condensed Milk 2,420 3,915 6,150 14,376
Skim Milk Powder 2,759,493 8,782,066 2,676,850 8,187,162
Whole Milk Powder 2,429,239 8,164,509 2,214,608 7,401,162
Whey Products 47,978,948 58,648,471 49,393,870 55,610,609
Casein and Casein products 3,408,279 39,341,350 2,271,311 24,809,409
Dairy Spreads 6,469 11,839 41 80
Products Consisting of Natural Milk Constituents 4,794,379 17,119,027 9,022,053 19,784,409
Milk protein substances 12,574,381 79,498,982 15,818,889 78,416,598
Others [2] 15,008,535 134,793,296 15,613,309 109,267,602
Total - Other Dairy Products 120,388,195 512,292,135 123,065,888 452,185,489
TOTAL - All Dairy Products 239,952,932 1,082,552,037 218,978,106 958,402,347
[1] Specialty cheese includes HS code groupings under Cheese, blue-veined; Cheese, Specialty; Cheese, nes, grated or powdered, of all kinds
[2] Others = Lactose and Lactose Syrup, Milk Albumin, and Buttermilk Products
Source: Statistics Canada
Compiled by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Animal Industry Division, Market Information Section

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Canadian imports (by product and HS codes)

Canadian imports administered on a dairy year basis (by product and HS codes)

Canadian imports of products containing +50% dairy content

Canadian imports of products containing less than 50% dairy content

Cheese imports by variety and by country - Calendar year

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  • Cheese imports by country of origin (D021)  Annual

Imports by country and region - Calendar year

Imports of dairy products by country - Annual

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