EU Milk Deliveries

Published 22 September 16

Monthly EU Milk Deliveries

  • In July 2016, 12,692 million litres of milk were delivered to dairies in the EU-28, a decrease of 173 million litres (1.3%) on July 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

13,132

May

12,606

13,225

13,610

13,772

Jun

11,898

12,536

13,014

12,808

Jul

11,932

12,528

12,865

12,692

Aug

11,609

12,139

12,473

 

Sep

11,000

11,615

11,829

 

Oct

11,211

11,503

12,081

 

Nov

10,755

10,998

11,532

 

Dec

11,350

11,508

12,109

 

Jan

11,804

11,696

12,331

 

Feb

10,998

10,855

11,928

 

Mar

12,546

12,362

13,080

 

Total

139,472

143,691

149,763

 

Source: Eurostat

Please note Belgium data is estimated from 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 July 2015 and 2016 showed that 18 of the EU-28 member states saw a decrease in deliveries.

The five largest milk producing members in July 2016 (Germany, France, UK, Netherlands and Poland) produced a combined figure of 7,905 million litres. These five countries contributed 62.3% of the total milk delivered in EU-28 countries.

Cyprus saw the largest percentage increase on the year at 22.1% (2.8 million litres). The UK saw the largest decrease, down 8.3% (105.4 million litres).

 EU Wholesale Milk Deliveries to Dairies (million litres)

  

Jul -15

Jul -16

% change

change in million litres

Austria

254.3

247.3

-2.7%

-7.0

Belgium

345.7

322.3

-6.8%

-23.4

Bulgaria

43.7

44.5

1.9%

0.8

Croatia

42.5

39.8

-6.4%

-2.7

Cyprus

13.3

16.2

21.2%

2.8

Czech Republic

210.3

230.3

9.6%

20.1

Denmark

455.0

453.5

-0.3%

-1.5

Estonia

61.4

59.2

-3.5%

-2.1

Finland

196.7

196.5

-0.1%

-0.2

France

1972.9

1952.5

-1.0%

-20.4

Germany 

2695.4

2669.9

-0.9%

-25.5

Greece

49.7

51.4

3.3%

1.7

Hungary

123.9

121.9

-1.6%

-1.9

Ireland

768.8

788.3

2.5%

19.4

Italy

858.5

822.2

-4.2%

-36.3

Latvia

77.8

74.7

-4.0%

-3.1

Lithuania

143.0

137.1

-4.1%

-5.9

Luxembourg 

27.7

29.8

7.7%

2.1

Malta

3.3

3.4

3.8%

0.1

Netherlands

1128.2

1183.7

4.9%

55.6

Poland

963.8

937.4

-2.7%

-26.4

Portugal

161.5

153.0

-5.2%

-8.5

Romania

84.3

83.5

-0.9%

-0.7

Slovakia

72.6

67.6

-7.0%

-5.1

Slovenia

45.6

47.1

3.1%

1.4

Spain

557.7

564.9

1.3%

7.2

Sweden

240.2

232.2

-3.4%

-8.1

United Kingdom

1267.2

1161.8

-8.3%

-105.4

TOTAL EU-28

12864.9

12692.0

-1.3%

-172.9

Source: Eurostat

The July EU weighted average milk price stood at €25.53/100kg (22.10ppl), down €0.24/100kg (0.9%) on the previous month. In pence per litre, the price was up on June by 1.17ppl (5.6%). Compared with the previous year, the weighted average EU price for July was down €4.39/100kg (14.7%), although this was an increase on the year of 0.30ppl. For more information on EU milk prices click here.