Historical Milk Production

This section contains information related to milk production at the farm level

Calendar Year Basis
Canadian milk production from 1920 to 2019
Year Volume
(hl)
1920 47,954,420
1921 51,979,560
1922 52,897,640
1923 55,955,610
1924 57,598,740
1925 58,635,360
1926 58,874,040
1927 56,422,940
1928 55,521,070
1929 54,220,380
1930 57,108,140
1931 62,649,110
1932 61,153,370
1933 61,531,930
1934 63,140,940
1935 63,664,190
1936 66,068,850
1937 66,081,070
1938 69,115,220
1939 68,946,570
1940 66,421,370
1941 69,042,800
1942 71,839,330
1943 71,702,190
1944 72,094,250
1945 72,004,020
1946 68,773,180
1947 69,696,150
1948 67,268,980
1949 67,806,920
1950 65,130,300
1951 65,002,160
1952 66,840,540
1953 69,970,770
1954 72,065,920
1955 73,842,180
1956 73,867,560
1957 74,425,640
1958 77,212,050
1959 76,957,450
1960 77,533,140
1961 80,122,710
1962 80,310,400
1963 80,528,070
1964 80,848,700
1965 80,199,200
1966 79,800,700
1967 78,812,920
1968 79,307,190
1969 80,700,960
1970 78,748,940
1971 76,321,710
1972 77,226,120
1973 73,769,320
1974 73,448,680
1975 74,592,760
1976 68,354,550
1977 69,847,630
1978 68,679,760
1979 68,993,710
1980 71,874,210
1981 73,281,510
1982 75,803,790
1983 72,337,700
1984 74,669,730
1985 72,635,130
1986 73,051,740
1987 73,778,650
1988 76,078,000
1989 73,669,200
1990 73,455,430
1991 72,687,420
1992 69,034,150
1993 67,890,370
1994 70,363,130
1995 71,970,890
1996 71,722,030
1997 74,213,760
1998 74,775,640
1999 75,500,376
2000 74,778,672
2001 76,464,077
2002 75,455,180
2003 75,426,666
2004 76,645,278
2005 75,556,679
2006 74,234,398
2007 75,891,672
2008 75,926,096
2009 76,627,816
2010 76,731,527
2011 77,771,092
2012 79,801,292
2013 78,197,966
2014 78,259,854
2015 81,766,876
2016 84,704,919
2017 89,841,872
2018 92,382,488
2019 92,259,935
Excludes Newfoundland before 1997
Source: Statistics Canada
1920 to 1975 total includes milk consumed at the farm
Source: Statistics Canada, Matrix 5650 from 1920 to 1975, Table 32-10-0113-01 from 1976 to 1997 and the Canadian Dairy Commission from 1998 to present
Calculations done by AAFC-AID, Market Information Section

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Dairy Year Basis
Canadian milk production - Dairy year basis
Year Volume (hl)
(hl)
1949/50 66,709,170
1950/51 64,013,540
1951/52 65,787,310
1952/53 68,959,170
1953/54 70,794,130
1954/55 71,903,820
1955/56 74,381,000
1956/57 72,650,920
1957/58 76,421,310
1958/59 76,814,500
1959/60 78,098,970
1960/61 78,125,170
1961/62 80,191,680
1962/63 80,344,600
1963/64 81,008,670
1964/65 80,510,620
1965/66 79,706,750
1966/67 79,750,430
1967/68 79,483,920
1968/69 81,301,400
1969/70 81,318,890
1970/71 77,876,150
1971/72 77,814,990
1972/73 74,660,630
1973/74 73,476,640
1974/75 74,525,170
1975/76 77,379,560
1976/77 67,072,940
1977/78 69,685,380
1978/79 68,418,060
1979/80 71,393,330
1980/81 72,639,750
1981/82 74,620,690
1982/83 73,918,840
1983/84 73,764,740
1984/85 73,453,350
1985/86 73,031,290
1986/87 73,314,700
1987/88 75,198,030
1988/89 74,854,890
1989/90 73,117,590
1990/91 72,379,040
1991/92 71,056,660
1992/93 67,803,220
1993/94 69,273,210
1994/95 71,044,070
1995/96 72,178,037
1996/97 72,314,279
1997/98 74,427,100
1998/99 75,394,464
1999/00 75,055,339
2000/01 75,256,087
2001/02 76,549,429
2002/03 74,826,042
2003/04 76,487,738
2004/05 75,811,053
2005/06 74,819,959
2006/07 74,711,838
2007/08 76,603,540
2008/09 75,816,247
2009/10 76,754,319
2010/11 77,102,446
2011/12 79,163,519
2012/13 78,923,012
2013/14 77,652,642
2014/15 80,534,405
2015/16 83,435,658
2016/17 87,559,534
2017/18 92,233,582
2018/19 91,683,336
.. Not available
Excludes Newfoundland before 1997
Source: Statistics Canada
1920 to 1975 total includes milk consumed at the farm
Source: Statistics Canada, Matrix 5650 from 1920 to 1975, Table 32-10-0113-01 from 1976 to 1997 and the Canadian Dairy Commission from 1998 to present
Calculations done by AAFC-AID, Market Information Section

For your convenience, this report is available in the following formats:
Excel (39 KB) PDF (26.8 KB)

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