Monthly dairy products and by-products report

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Purpose

This survey collects data on production and stocks of various dairy products and sales of fluid milk and cream from dairy processors in Canada.

Additional information

The information is grouped with other dairy statistics to provide valuable information for milk marketing agencies, farmers and processor associations, and government departments.

Your information may also be used by Statistics Canada for other statistical and research purposes.

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Data-sharing agreements

To reduce respondent burden, Statistics Canada has entered into data-sharing agreements with provincial and territorial statistical agencies and other government organizations, which have agreed to keep the data confidential and use them only for statistical purposes. Statistics Canada will only share data from this survey with those organizations that have demonstrated a requirement to use the data.

Section 11 of the Statistics Act provides for the sharing of information with provincial and territorial statistical agencies that meet certain conditions. These agencies must have the legislative authority to collect the same information, on a mandatory basis, and the legislation must provide substantially the same provisions for confidentiality and penalties for disclosure of confidential information as the Statistics Act. Because these agencies have the legal authority to compel businesses to provide the same information, consent is not requested and businesses may not object to the sharing of the data.

For this survey, there are Section 11 agreements with the provincial statistical agencies of Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Alberta and British Columbia.

The shared data will be limited to information pertaining to business establishments located within the jurisdiction of the respective province.

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For this survey, there is a Section 12 agreement with the statistical agency of Prince Edward Island.

For agreements with provincial government organizations, the shared data will be limited to information pertaining to business establishments located within the jurisdiction of the respective province.

Record linkage

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Reporting instructions

Please return the completed questionnaire to Statistics Canada at the latest, the 10th day of the month by mail or fax at 1-888-883-7999.
If you have any questions, please call us at 1-800-565-1685.

Butter, butter oil (kg)

Production (for the entire month) and Stocks (at the last day of the month)

Butter
Whey Butter
Butter Oil and Ghee

Cheddar cheese (kg)

Production (for the entire month) and Stocks (at the last day of the month)

Total cheddar: (all sizes, including Cheddar used to make Processed cheese)
Of the total, how much is:

  • 1: ­Mild Cheddar (stocks only)
  • 2: ­Medium Cheddar (stocks only)
  • 3: ­Old Cheddar (stocks only)

Mozzarella cheese (kg)

Production (for the entire month) and Stocks (at the last day of the month)

Mozzarella American Full Fat (27-28% B.F.)
Mozzarella American Low Fat (17-20% B.F.)
Mozzarella Italian Full Fat (22-24% B.F.)
Mozzarella Italian Low Fat (15% B.F.)
All Other Mozzarella Cheese

Cheeses other than cheddar and mozzarella (kg)

Production (for the entire month) and Stocks (at the last day of the month)

Total all other varieties

  • 1: Bakers
  • 2: Bocconcini
  • 3: Brie
  • 4: Brick
  • 5: Caciocavallo
  • 6: Camembert
  • 7: Casata
  • 8: Colby
  • 9: Cream Cheese
  • 10: Edam
  • 11: Emmental
  • 12: Farmer's
  • 13: Feta
  • 14: Friulano
  • 15: Gouda
  • 16: Havarti
  • 17: Marble
  • 18: Monterey Jack
  • 19: Parmesan
  • 20: Pizza
  • 21: Provolone
  • 22: Ricotta
  • 23: Romano
  • 24: Skim Milk
  • 25: Swiss
  • 26: Curd Cheese
  • 27: Other (Specify)

Concentrated products (kg)

Production (for the entire month) and Stocks (at the last day of the month)

Concentrated Milk (Evaporated Whole Milk)
Sweetened Concentrated Milk (Condensed Whole Milk)
Concentrated Skim Milk (Evaporated Skim Milk)
Sweetened Concentrated Skim Milk (Condensed Skim Milk)
Concentrated Partly Skimmed Milk (2%) (Evaporated Partly Skim Milk (2%))
Skim Milk Powder (instantized included)
Whole Milk Powder
Buttermilk Powder
Whey Powder
Other (specify)

Frozen products (L)

Production mix and Production frozen

Soft Ice Cream (over 5% B.F.)
Hard Ice Cream (over 5% B.F.)
Total Ice Cream Mix (mix only)
Soft Frozen Yogurt Mix (mix only)
Hard Frozen Yogurt Mix (mix only)
Ice Milk Mix (less than 5% B.F.) (mix only)
Milkshake Mix (mix only)
Sherbet (frozen only)
Water Ices (frozen only)
Other (specify)

Instructions

Include production for the entire calendar month. Do not include reworked butter and manufacturing milk and cream.

Stocks on hand are to be counted and recorded at the end of business on the last day of each month. Include all manufacturer's stocks owned whether they are stored in your storage room, shelves or presses, in a rented room, a public warehouse, a cheese grading station or ready for shipment. Do not include stocks held on Canadian Dairy Commission accounts.

Butter: Include salted, unsalted, whipped, light, cultured, sweet, calorie reduced butter and dairy spread. Reworked butter and manufacturing cream must not be considered as butter.

Total cheddar cheese: Include all sizes: block, stirred curd, curd and Cheddar cheese used to make Processed cheese.

Mild cheddar: Include stocks of Cheddar cheese matured for less than 3 months or processed, sold and labelled as "Mild Cheddar cheese".

Medium cheddar: Include stocks of Cheddar cheese matured for 3 to 9 months or processed, sold and labelled as "Medium Cheddar cheese".

Old cheddar: Include stocks of Cheddar cheese matured for more than 9 months or processed, sold and labelled as "Old/Strong/Extra-old Cheddar cheese".

Pizza cheese: Report cheeses other than Mozzarella cheese that are used as topping for pizza under "Cheeses other than Cheddar and Mozzarella".

Curd cheese: Report cheese curd other than Cheddar curd under "Cheeses other than Cheddar and Mozzarella".

Processed cheese: Include Processed cheese, Processed cheese food, Processed cheese spread made from Cheddar cheese or other cheeses.


Note: Terminology obtained from "Terminology Series, Dairy Industry", Terminology Directorate Translation Bureau, Secretary of State, March 1995, 2nd Edition and from the National Dairy Council.

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