EU Milk Deliveries

Published 23 June 16

Monthly EU Milk Deliveries

  • In April 2016, 13,120 million litres of milk were delivered to dairies in the EU-28, an increase of 208 million litres (1.6%) on April 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

13,120

May

12,606

13,225

13,610

 

Jun

11,898

12,536

13,013

 

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

12,079

 

Nov

10,755

10,998

11,530

 

Dec

11,350

11,508

12,107

 

Jan

11,804

11,696

12,332

 

Feb

10,998

10,855

11,926

 

Mar

12,546

12,362

13,071

 

Total

139,472

143,691

149,744

 

Source: Eurostat

Please note Belgium data is estimated from December 2015. 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 April 2015 and 2016 showed that 20 of the EU-28 member states saw an increase in deliveries.

The five largest milk producing members in April 2016 (Germany, France, UK, Netherlands and Italy) produced a combined figure of 8,266 million litres. These five countries contributed 63.0% of the total milk delivered in EU-28 countries.

Cyprus saw the largest percentage increase on the year at 24.6% (3.3 million litres). In contrast, Portugal was down 6.2% (10.6 million litres).

  

Apr-15

Apr-16

% change

change in million litres

Austria

263.5

270.8

2.8%

7.3

Belgium

319.6

334.4

4.6%

14.8

Bulgaria

43.2

49.2

13.9%

6.0

Croatia

43.3

42.2

-2.6%

-1.1

Cyprus

13.3

16.6

24.6%

3.3

Czech Republic

205.0

231.7

13.0%

26.6

Denmark

421.5

429.4

1.9%

8.0

Estonia

58.6

59.2

1.2%

0.7

Finland

198.6

199.1

0.2%

0.5

France

2198.3

2173.2

-1.1%

-25.2

Germany 

2636.4

2697.9

2.3%

61.5

Greece

52.0

52.0

0.0%

0.0

Hungary

130.2

133.5

2.5%

3.3

Ireland

784.3

752.1

-4.1%

-32.2

Italy

929.5

961.6

3.5%

32.2

Latvia

59.9

61.4

2.6%

1.5

Lithuania

101.1

102.1

1.0%

1.0

Luxembourg 

27.4

31.4

14.6%

4.0

Malta

3.6

3.7

3.6%

0.1

Netherlands

1068.3

1183.5

10.8%

115.2

Poland

886.8

915.7

3.3%

28.9

Portugal

170.6

160.0

-6.2%

-10.6

Romania

75.3

81.2

7.9%

5.9

Slovakia

72.8

72.4

-0.6%

-0.4

Slovenia

45.9

49.1

7.0%

3.2

Spain

562.3

564.4

0.4%

2.1

Sweden

247.1

242.5

-1.9%

-4.6

United Kingdom

1293.1

1249.4

-3.4%

-43.7

TOTAL EU-28

12911.3

13119.7

1.6%

208.4

 Source: Eurostat

The April EU weighted average milk price stood at €27.27/100kg (22.27ppl), down €1.15/100kg (4.0%) on the previous month. In pence per litre, the price was down on March by 0.57ppl (2.5%). Compared with the previous year, the weighted average EU price for April was down €4.18/100kg (13.3%), this was a decrease on the year of 1.15ppl

For more information on EU milk prices click here.