American Milk Consumption Has Plummeted

June 26th, 2014
in News, econ_news, syndication

from Felix Richter,
by Niall McCarthy

Whole milk consumption has plummeted in the United States, falling by a massive 78 percent since 1970 alone.

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Interestingly, while the level of beverage consumption has remained the same, whole milk has been largely replaced by modern alternatives.

The nose-diving consumption levels have created a major problem for dairy farmers who have lobbied for years to re-invigorate the struggling industry. Unfortunately, their efforts have failed to reverse the downward trend.

This chart shows per capita consumption of whole milk in the United States (in pounds).

Infographic: American Milk Consumption Has Plummeted | Statista
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