EU Dairy Imports

Published 20 April 16

In February 2015:

  • EU imports of WMP totalled 499 tonnes. In the same month in 2015, imports totalled 99 tonnes.
  • Imports of SMP were up 128 tonnes on the previous year, at 318 tonnes in February.
  • EU imports of butter and butteroil were at 2,203 tonnes, 66% higher than the previous year.
  • Cheese imports were 20% higher than February last year, at 5,593 tonnes.
  • Imports of whey totalled 640 tonnes, 5% lower than the previous year.
EU dairy imports (tonnes)
  WMP SMP Butter* Cheese Whey
Feb-15 99 189 1,328 4,652 676
Feb-16 499 318 2,203 5,593 640
% Change 406.4% 67.8% 65.9% 20.2% -5.2%
Jan-Feb 15 517 246 4,034 9,019 950
Jan-Feb 16 1,246 957 4,354 10,252 1,206
% Change 141.2% 288.7% 7.9% 13.7% 26.9%
 *Includes Butteroil
Source: Eurostat

Note: All data subject to retrospective changes. There may be marginal differences in percentages due to rounding.

 Cumulative imports: Jan-Feb 2016

  • Cumulative imports of WMP into the EU were 730 tonnes higher than the same period in 2015, reaching 1,246 tonnes.
  • Imports of SMP for Jan-Feb were 957 tonnes, an increase of 711 tonnes compared to the same months last year.
  • Butter and butteroil imports were up 8% to 4,354 tonnes.
  • Cheese import volumes increased 14% to 10,252 tonnes in Jan-Feb.
  • Whey powder imports increased 27% to 1,206 tonnes.

EU dairy imports