Nonfat Dry Milk - Central and East
MD DA650 Nonfat Dry Milk - Central and East                                     

MADISON, WI.  September 14, 2017 (REPORT 37)                                    

NONFAT DRY MILK - CENTRAL AND EAST                                              
CENTRAL: Low/medium heat nonfat dry milk (NDM) prices in the Central region 
decreased on the bottom of the range, while remaining steady on the mostly 
price series. Producers of low/medium heat NDM report that buyers are 
holding off, awaiting the possibility of lower prices. Low/medium heat NDM 
inventories are available. Low/medium heat NDM production is steady to 
slower. The low/medium heat NDM market is facing some adversity, but remains 
fairly steady. High heat NDM prices remain unchanged. Spot sale activity of 
high heat NDM was quiet. Inventories and production of high heat NDM are 
currently steady.
EAST: Current prices for low/medium heat nonfat dry milk (NDM) slid down on 
the bottom of the range, but held steady on the top of the range and across 
the mostly prices series this week. Contracted and spot load demand is 
steady to lower as market participants are not actively purchasing. Some 
traders and brokers are buying spot loads at decreased prices. Eastern 
manufacturing plants are taking in steady to lower milk volumes, as schools 
are back in session and bottling facilities are filling pipelines. With 
lower milk volumes clearing into balancing, low/medium heat NDM dryer time 
has decreased. Inventories are available. Dairy industry individuals report 
hearing Mexico markets taking in heavy amounts of low/medium heat NDM. The 
market tone is fairly stagnant, although there are a couple anticipations 
that the market will start to show some strength as international interest 
continues to increase. Prices for high heat NDM are steady. Spot sales are 
infrequent as there are limited offers in the market. A few balancing 
operations are drying high heat NDM. Stocks currently are short. The market 
undertone for high heat NDM is mostly steady. 

U.S. NDM Exports, H.S. Code 0402100000(FAS)
                 2017 Exports      % Change From 
                 (Million Lb.)       1 Year Ago

July Total              93.1          -  12

TOTAL, JAN - JULY      772.5           + 15
 1 Mexico              359.3           + 23
 2 Philippines          99.6           -  1
 3 China                48.2           + 88
 4 Indonesia            40.1           - 36
 5 Malaysia             36.3           + 23

F.O.B. CENTRAL/EAST:  Includes EXTRA GRADE and GRADE A                          
LOW/MEDIUM HEAT:   .8400 - .9200          MOSTLY:   .8700 - .9100               
HIGH HEAT:         .9900 - 1.0500                                               

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