EU Milk Composition

Published 11 June 15

Note: Malta data is included from the beginning of the 2014/15 milk year. Belgium and Spain data are estimated for January 2015 to March 2015.

Butterfat

The average EU butterfat figure for March 2015 stood at 3.99%, marginally down by 0.03 percentage points on the month. There was a decrease of 0.02 percentage points compared with March 2014, however, excluding data for Malta, the figures remain static.

For monthly average butterfat percentage by country click here.

 

EU Butterfat (%)

 

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

Apr

3.97

3.99

4.02

3.94

May

3.90

3.91

3.92

3.89

Jun

3.86

3.87

3.87

3.84

Jul

3.84

3.85

3.84

3.82

Aug

3.87

3.87

3.86

3.84

Sep

3.94

3.97

3.97

3.91

Oct

4.05

4.07

4.07

3.99

Nov

4.12

4.12

4.11

4.04

Dec

4.10

4.12

4.12

4.05

Jan

4.07

4.10

4.07

4.04

Feb

4.10

4.08

4.05

4.02

Mar

4.03

4.07

4.01

3.99

Average*

3.99

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 milk protein content for March 2015 stood at 3.34%, a decrease of 0.02 percentage points on the month. Figures remained static compared to March 2014. For more information on protein levels by country click here.

 

EU Protein (%)

 

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

Apr

3.31

3.33

3.33

3.32

May

3.30

3.30

3.30

3.32

Jun

3.28

3.29

3.28

3.30

Jul

3.27

3.26

3.26

3.27

Aug

3.29

3.29

3.27

3.31

Sep

3.35

3.36

3.36

3.38

Oct

3.42

3.42

3.42

3.42

Nov

3.44

3.42

3.43

3.42

Dec

3.40

3.41

3.42

3.41

Jan

3.37

3.37

3.37

3.38

Feb

3.38

3.36

3.36

3.36

Mar

3.35

3.36

3.34

3.34

Average*

3.35

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