EU Dairy Imports

Published 22 January 16

In November 2015:

  • EU imports of WMP totalled 294 tonnes. In the same month in 2014 imports totalled 191 tonnes.
  • Imports of SMP were up 84 tonnes on the previous year, at 102 tonnes in November.
  • EU imports of butter and butteroil were at 1,828 tonnes, 61% lower than the previous year.
  • Cheese imports were 6% lower than November last year, at 5,408 tonnes.
  • Imports of whey totalled 602 tonnes, 27% lower than the previous year.
EU dairy imports (tonnes)
  WMP SMP Butter* Cheese Whey
Nov-14 191 17 4,694 5,774 827
Nov-15 294 102 1,828 5,408 602
% Change 54.0% 487.9% -61.1% -6.3% -27.2%
Jan-Nov 14 1,285 2,122 47,566 70,752 7,181
Jan-Nov 15 3,344 3,003 20,935 54,560 6,557
% Change 160.2% 41.5% -56.0% -22.9% -8.7%
 *Includes Butteroil
Source: Eurostat

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

 Cumulative imports: Jan-Nov 2015

  • Cumulative imports of WMP into the EU were 2,059 tonnes higher than the same period in 2014.
  • Imports of SMP for the year to November totalled 3,003 tonnes, an increase of 881 tonnes compared to the same period in 2014.
  • Butter and butteroil imports were down 56% to 20,935 tonnes.
  • Cheese import volumes fell 23% to 54,560 tonnes in Jan-Nov 2015.
  • Whey powder imports decreased 9% to 6,557 tonnes.

EU dairy imports