EU Milk Deliveries

Published 26 August 16

Monthly EU Milk Deliveries

  • In June 2016, 12,808 million litres of milk were delivered to dairies in the EU-28, a decrease of 204 million litres (1.6%) on June 2015.

EU 28 Wholesale Milk Deliveries to Dairies (Million Litres)

Million Litres

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

Apr

11,762

12,729

12,911

13,135

May

12,606

13,225

13,610

13,748

Jun

11,898

12,536

13,013

12,808

Jul

11,932

12,528

12,864

 

Aug

11,609

12,139

12,473

 

Sep

11,000

11,615

11,829

 

Oct

11,211

11,503

12,080

 

Nov

10,755

10,998

11,531

 

Dec

11,350

11,508

12,108

 

Jan

11,804

11,696

12,333

 

Feb

10,998

10,855

11,930

 

Mar

12,546

12,362

13,082

 

Total

139,472

143,691

149,764

 

Source: Eurostat

Please note Belgium data is estimated from January 2016. Greece data is estimated for June 2016. Data for some member states is provisional for some months. Figures from January 2007 to March 2014 do not include Malta's milk delivery data due to confidentiality. It was estimated they only produced around 3-6 million litres per month which would not substantially affect the percentage increase/decrease shown. Values in the text may differ to the table due to rounding.

For more information on EU milk deliveries click here.

EU Milk Deliveries 

Comparisons between June 2015 and 2016 showed that 16 of the EU-28 member states saw a decrease in deliveries.

The five largest milk producing members in June 2016 (Germany, France, UK, Netherlands and Poland) produced a combined figure of 7,926 million litres. These five countries contributed 61.9% of the total milk delivered in EU-28 countries.

Cyprus saw the largest percentage increase on the year at 23.3% (3.0 million litres). In contrast, Lithuania was down 9.0% (12.2 million litres).

 EU Wholesale Milk Deliveries to Dairies (million litres)

  

Jun -15

Jun -16

% change

change in million litres

Austria

256.8

251.1

-2.2%

-5.7

Belgium

348.9

320.8

-8.0%

-28.1

Bulgaria

45.9

46.1

0.3%

0.2

Croatia

43.1

40.1

-6.9%

-3.0

Cyprus

13.1

16.2

23.3%

3.0

Czech Republic

207.2

224.4

8.3%

17.2

Denmark

439.8

444.7

1.1%

4.9

Estonia

59.2

59.2

0.0%

0.0

Finland

193.5

197.0

1.8%

3.5

France

2064.0

1994.9

-3.3%

-69.1

Germany 

2672.0

2632.9

-1.5%

-39.1

Greece

52.9

54.6

3.1%

1.7

Hungary

126.0

124.8

-0.9%

-1.2

Ireland

819.2

856.2

4.5%

36.9

Italy

890.7

866.4

-2.7%

-24.3

Latvia

75.3

72.6

-3.6%

-2.7

Lithuania

134.6

122.5

-9.0%

-12.2

Luxembourg 

28.1

30.0

6.9%

1.9

Malta

3.4

3.5

1.7%

0.1

Netherlands

1112.2

1165.1

4.8%

52.9

Poland

944.8

924.0

-2.2%

-20.8

Portugal

166.5

155.5

-6.6%

-11.0

Romania

90.0

87.5

-2.7%

-2.5

Slovakia

73.3

67.0

-8.7%

-6.3

Slovenia

45.9

46.4

1.1%

0.5

Spain

566.1

563.7

-0.4%

-2.4

Sweden

237.8

232.2

-2.4%

-5.6

United Kingdom

1302.4

1209.2

-7.2%

-93.2

TOTAL EU-28

13012.7

12808.2

-1.6%

-204.5

Source: Eurostat

The June EU weighted average milk price stood at €25.81/100kg (20.96ppl), down €0.49/100kg (1.9%) on the previous month. In pence per litre, the price was down on May by 0.13ppl (0.6%). Compared with the previous year, the weighted average EU price for June was down €4.33/100kg (14.4%), this was a decrease on the year of 1.40ppl.For more information on EU milk prices click here.