EU Milk Composition

Published 11 April 16

Note: Malta data is included from the beginning of the 2014/15 milk year. Belgium data is estimated from July 2015.

Butterfat

The average EU 28 butterfat figure for January 2016 stood at 4.08%, decreasing 0.01 percentage points on the month. Butterfat levels increased 0.05 percentage points compared with January 2015.

 For monthly average butterfat percentage by country click here.

EU Butterfat (%)

 

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

Apr

3.99

4.02

3.94

3.95

May

3.91

3.92

3.89

3.87

Jun

3.87

3.87

3.84

3.83

Jul

3.85

3.84

3.82

3.81

Aug

3.87

3.85

3.84

3.82

Sep

3.97

3.97

3.91

3.92

Oct

4.07

4.07

3.99

4.04

Nov

4.12

4.11

4.04

4.09

Dec

4.12

4.12

4.04

4.09

Jan

4.09

4.06

4.03

4.08

Feb

4.08

4.05

4.01

 

Mar

4.08

4.01

3.99

 

Average*

4.00

3.99

3.95

 

Source: Eurostat

Please note that figures are rounded.

* Note that this is not a weighted average

EU Milk Composition Butterfat 

Protein

Average EU 28 milk protein content for January 2016 stood at 3.39%, a decrease of 0.02 percentage points on the month. Figures increased by 0.02 percentage points compared with January 2015. For more information on protein levels by country click here.

EU Protein (%)

 

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

Apr

3.33

3.33

3.32

3.33

May

3.30

3.30

3.32

3.31

Jun

3.29

3.28

3.29

3.30

Jul

3.26

3.25

3.27

3.27

Aug

3.29

3.27

3.30

3.29

Sep

3.36

3.36

3.38

3.37

Oct

3.42

3.43

3.42

3.44

Nov

3.42

3.43

3.42

3.43

Dec

3.41

3.42

3.41

3.41

Jan

3.37

3.37

3.37

3.39

Feb

3.36

3.36

3.36

 

Mar

3.36

3.34

3.34

 

Average*

3.35

3.34

3.35

 

Source: Eurostat

All figures subject to retrospective changes.

* Note this is not a weighted average

NOTE: the reported changes in the text may differ due to rounding.

EU Milk Composition Protein