EU Dairy Imports

Published 30 June 15

In April 2015:

  • EU imports of WMP totalled 271 tonnes. In the same month in 2014 imports totalled 2 tonnes.
  • Imports of SMP were up by 135 tonnes on the previous year at 273 tonnes.
  • EU imports of butter and butteroil were at 1,992 tonnes, 49.1% lower than the previous year.
  • Cheese imports were 51.6% lower than the previous year at 4,059 tonnes.
  • Imports of whey totalled 766 tonnes, 54.1% lower than the previous year.
EU dairy imports (tonnes)
  WMP SMP Butter* Cheese Whey
Apr-14 2 138 3,914 8,391 1,670
Apr-15 271 273 1,992 4,059 766
% Change 13,440.0% 97.8% -49.1% -51.6% -54.1%
Jan-Apr 14 14 350 30,287 33,808 3,161
Jan-Apr 15 1,145 1,442 9,063 15,888 2,448
% Change 7,964.8% 311.8% -70.1% -53.0% -22.6%
 *Includes Butteroil                                                                                                         
Source: Eurostat

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

 Cumulative imports: Jan-Apr 2015

  • Cumulative imports of WMP into the EU were 1,131 tonnes higher than the same period in 2014.
  • Imports of SMP for the first four months of 2015 totalled 1,442 tonnes. This represents an increase of 1,092 tonnes compared to the same period in 2014.
  • Butter and butteroil imports are down 70.1% to 9,063 tonnes.
  • Cheese import volumes have fallen 53.0% to 15,888 tonnes during the first four months of 2015.
  • Whey powder imports have dropped by 22.6% compared to Jan-Apr 2014, a decrease of 713 tonnes. This due to imports for the month of April falling 904 tonnes year-on-year.

EU Dairy Imports