EU Milk Composition

Published 4 August 15

Note: Malta data is included from the beginning of the 2014/15 milk year. Belgium data is estimated for April and May 2015.

Butterfat

The average EU butterfat figure for May 2015 stood at 3.86%, down by 0.09 percentage points on the month. There was a decrease of 0.03 percentage points compared with May 2014.

 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

3.86

Jun

3.87

3.87

3.83

 

Jul

3.85

3.84

3.82

 

Aug

3.87

3.86

3.84

 

Sep

3.97

3.97

3.91

 

Oct

4.07

4.07

3.99

 

Nov

4.12

4.11

4.04

 

Dec

4.12

4.12

4.04

 

Jan

4.10

4.06

4.03

 

Feb

4.08

4.05

4.01

 

Mar

4.07

4.01

3.99

 

Average*

4.00

3.99

3.94

 

Source: Eurostat

Please note that figures are rounded.

* Note that this is not a weighted average

EU Milk Composition Butterfat 

Protein

Average EU milk protein content for May 2015 stood at 3.31%, a decrease of 0.02 percentage points on the month. Figures saw a decrease of 0.01 percentage points compared to May 2014. 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

3.29

3.32

3.31

Jun

3.29

3.28

3.29

 

Jul

3.26

3.26

3.27

 

Aug

3.29

3.27

3.30

 

Sep

3.36

3.36

3.38

 

Oct

3.42

3.42

3.42

 

Nov

3.42

3.43

3.42

 

Dec

3.41

3.42

3.41

 

Jan

3.37

3.37

3.37

 

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

EU Milk Composition Protein