Osama A. Al-Zand and
Eric Andriamanjay Additional contact information Osama A. Al-Zand: Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics, McGill University, Postal: Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics, McGill University
Eric Andriamanjay: McGill University, Eric Andriamanjay is a Graduate Student, Postal: McGill University, Eric Andriamanjay is a Graduate Student
Consumer demand for dairy products in Canada has undergone drastic changes over the last two decades. Milk equivalent of all dairy products consumed has declined by 20%. This is largely explained by the significant reduction in per capita consumption of butter from 7.2 kilograms in 1961 to 4.2 kilograms in 1982. Meanwhile consumption of fluid milk has remained constant and the consumption of variety cheeses, processed cheese, and yogurt has shown substantial growth. However, the growth in demand for these products is becoming increasingly constrained by the price increases.