Nonfat dry milk (NDM) production increased 3.4% to about 1.6 billion pounds in 2010, according to the American Dairy Products Institute, Elmhurst, Ill. Total 2010 domestic commercial sales were 1.5 billion pounds, an increase of 215.8 million pounds, or 16.2% from 2009. The top five domestic end-uses of NDM, by volume, and the percent of the market each shared was:

  • Dairy: 944.1 million pounds, 61.1%
  • Confectionery industry: 227.1 million pounds, 14.7%
  • Baking industry: 69.5 million pounds, 4.5%
  • Nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals, special dietary use: 52.5 million pounds, 3.4%
  • Infant formulas: 47.9 million pounds, 3.1%


ADPI reports these figures in its “2010 Dairy Products Utilization and Production Trends” publication. ADPI membership includes manufacturers of evaporated and condensed milk, dry milk, cheese and whey products.

The report is published in CD-ROM format and electronic versions are available by e-mail.  It is sold on the ADPI website, ($30 members; $120 non-members). Other findings in the report include:

  • Dry whole milk production in 2010 totaled 70.0 million pounds, an increase of 10.4 million pounds
  • Dry buttermilk production for 2010 totaled 82.0 million pounds, an increase of 7.5 million pounds
  • USDA-reported production of whey and modified whey products in 2010 was 2,583.6 million pounds, an increase of 217.9 million pounds