CWT-Assisted Export Sales Contracts Reach 11.8 Million Pounds in June
July 5, 2018
CWT helped member cooperatives secure 44 contracts to sell 5.88 million pounds of American-type cheeses, 194,007 pounds of butter and 5.69 million pounds of whole milk powder to customers in Asia, Central America, the Middle East, North Africa, Oceania and South America. The product will be shipped to customers in 15 countries in six regions of the world during the months of June-December 2018.
These contracts bring the 2018 total of CWT-assisted product sales contracts to 40.25 million pounds of cheese, 11.23 million pounds of butter and 15.87 million pounds of whole milk powder. These transactions will move overseas the equivalent of 740.06 million pounds of milk on a milkfat basis.
Assisting CWT member cooperatives gain and maintain world market share through the Export Assistance program in the long-term expands the demand for U.S. dairy products and the U.S. farm milk that produces them. This, in turn, positively impacts all U.S. dairy farmers by strengthening and maintaining the value of dairy products that directly impact their milk price.
The amounts of dairy products and related milk volumes reflect current contracts for delivery, not completed export volumes. CWT will pay export assistance to the bidders only when export and delivery of the product is verified by submission of the required documentation.
All cooperatives and dairy farmers are encouraged to add their support to this important program. Membership forms are available on the CWT website.