“Record export values of dairy products drove total exports to their highest-ever monthly value,” international statistics manager Tehseen Islam said. “The previous highest values for both dairy exports and total exports were recorded in the 2013/14 dairy export season, when dairy prices were at a high level.”
The export values of dairy products increased by $445 million (30 percent) from December 2016, reaching $1.9 billion. The leading contributors to the increase were milk powder (up $233 million) and butter (up $137 million).
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