EU Dairy Imports

Published 19 July 16

In May 2016:

  • EU imports of WMP totalled 707 tonnes, 598 tonnes higher than the same month last year.
  • Imports of SMP were up 526 tonnes on the previous year, at 536 tonnes in May.
  • EU imports of butter and butteroil were at 1,450 tonnes, 20% higher than the previous year.
  • Cheese imports were 19% higher than May last year, at 5,772 tonnes.
  • Imports of whey totalled 760 tonnes, 10% higher than the previous year.
EU dairy imports (tonnes)
  WMP SMP Butter* Cheese Whey
May-15 109 10 1,214 4,857 693
May-16 707 536 1,450 5,772 760
% Change 551.2% 5054.8% 19.5% 18.8% 9.7%
Jan-May 15 1,296 1,455 10,539 23,945 3,141
Jan-May 16 3,351 2,144 9,839 28,844 3,431
% Change 158.6% 47.3% -6.6% 20.5% 9.2%
*Includes Butteroil
Source: Eurostat

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

 Cumulative imports: Jan-May 2016

  • Cumulative imports of WMP into the EU were 2,055 tonnes higher than the same period in 2015, reaching 3,351 tonnes.
  • Imports of SMP for Jan-May were 2,144 tonnes, an increase of 688 tonnes compared to the same months last year.
  • Butter and butteroil imports were down 7% to 9,839 tonnes.
  • Cheese import volumes increased 21% to 28,844 tonnes in Jan-May.
  • Whey powder imports increased 9% to 3,431 tonnes.

EU dairy imports