The aim of the work was an analysis of frequency of consumption of basic dairy products and places of their purchase by examined consumers beetwen years 2006 and 2012. Research were carried out in 2006 on the test 1000 persons and in 2012 on the test 1100 consumers. The test had a character all-Polish, random and representative. The results showed a growth in the participation in the trade of dairy products by modern types of shops, mainly discounts, and a decrease in this participation of traditional groceries. Furthermore, research shows that the participation of persons consuming dairy products at all increased on average from about 17.2% (from 56.4% to 73.6%). However, frequency of consumption of these products depending on their kinds was subject to large differentiations between the examined years.