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Now Available: 2020 Post-Enumeration Survey (PES) Results for the 50 states and District of Columbia.

National Ice Cream Month and Day: July and July 18, 2021

Release Number CB21-SFS.94

From the International Dairy Foods Association:

“Americans consume about 23 gallons of ice cream each year, on average. As the summer reaches peak temperatures in July, Americans celebrate National Ice Cream Month as a way to cool off and enjoy the nation’s favorite frozen treat with friends and family. Ice cream has historically been a key feature of American communities. According to an IDFA survey, most ice cream companies are family owned and have been in operation for more than 50 years! Here’s more sweet news: Ice cream companies help support the U.S. economy, contributing more than $11 billion directly to the national economy and supporting more than 26,000 direct jobs that generate $1.6 billion in direct wages, according to IDFA’s Dairy Delivers®. In 2017, about 1.4 billion gallons of ice cream and related frozen desserts were produced in the United States.

“In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day.”

From The American Presidency Project, Proclamation 5219—National Ice Cream Month and National Ice Cream Day, 1984

Key Stats

Note: The table above shows certain columns and rows for ice cream and frozen dessert manufacturing in the United States. Click on the image to see the full table with 10 columns and all rows, including all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

More Stats

Source: 2019 and 2018 Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM).

Source: 2017 Economic Census.

From Foreign Trade > U.S. International Trade Data:

Note: After you create an account, you can search for imports and exports of commodities (such as ice cream) in a specified geographic area of interest. For more information, see the Quick Start Guide . USA Trade Online does not provide direct links to the data.

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