EU Dairy Imports

Published 21 August 15

In June 2015:

  • EU imports of WMP totalled 123 tonnes. In the same month in 2014 imports totalled 26 tonnes.
  • Imports of SMP were up by 16 tonnes on the previous year at 165 tonnes.
  • EU imports of butter and butteroil were at 1,546 tonnes, 7.6% lower than the previous year.
  • Cheese imports were 6.9% higher than June last year at 5,398 tonnes.
  • Imports of whey totalled 784 tonnes, 34.4% higher than the previous year.
EU dairy imports (tonnes)
  WMP SMP Butter* Cheese Whey
Jun-14             26           149        1,673        5,047           583
Jun-15           123           165        1,546        5,398           784
% Change 365.5% 10.7% -7.6% 6.9% 34.4%
Jan-Jun 14           129           563      34,253      45,304        4,420
Jan-Jun 15        1,408        1,613      11,885      25,352        3,925
% Change 987.9% 186.6% -65.3% -44.0% -11.2%
 *Includes Butteroil
Source: Eurostat

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

 Cumulative imports: Jan-June 2015

  • Cumulative imports of WMP into the EU were 1,278 tonnes higher than the same period in 2014.
  • Imports of SMP for the year to June totalled 1,613 tonnes, an increase of 1,050 tonnes compared to the same period in 2014.
  • Butter and butteroil imports are down 65.3% to 11,885 tonnes.
  • Cheese import volumes have fallen 44.0% to 25,352 tonnes in Jan-Jun 2015.
  • Whey powder imports decreased 11.2% to 3,925 tonnes.

EU dairy imports