EU Milk Deliveries

Published 10 August 15

Monthly EU Milk Deliveries

  • In May 2015, 13,535 million litres of milk were delivered to dairies in the EU-28, an increase of 311 million litres (2.3%) on May 2014.
  • Cumulative production for April to May 2015 increased by 508 million litres (2.0%) compared with the same period in 2014, to reach 26,429 million litres.

Million Litres

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

Apr

11,538

11,862

12,008

11,762

12,697

12,894

May

12,259

12,356

12,598

12,606

13,224

13,535

Jun

11,612

11,670

11,918

11,898

12,532

 

Jul

11,382

11,723

11,650

11,932

12,528

 

Aug

11,118

11,336

11,223

11,609

12,139

 

Sep

10,622

10,772

10,567

11,000

11,614

 

Oct

10,741

10,832

10,669

11,211

11,510

 

Nov

10,237

10,393

10,236

10,754

10,999

 

Dec

10,594

10,960

10,732

11,349

11,509

 

Jan

11,003

11,327

11,179

11,803

11,679

 

Feb

10,258

10,727

10,418

10,997

10,835

 

Mar

11,726

12,005

11,756

12,546

12,328

 

Total

133,091

135,963

134,955

139,466

143,594

 

Source: Eurostat

Please note Spanish data is provisional from January 2010 to December 2014, French data is provisional from January 2013, Italian data is provisional from January 2015, Latvian is provisional from February 2014, UK data is provisional from January 2007. Data from Belgium since April 2015 is estimated by Eurostat.

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.

For more information on EU milk deliveries click here.

EU Milk Deliveries

Comparisons between May 2014 and May 2015 showed that just 11 of the EU-28 member states showed a decrease in deliveries.

The five largest milk producing members in May 2015 (Germany, France, UK, Netherlands and Poland) produced a combined figure of 8,475 million litres. These five countries contributed 62.6% of the total milk delivered in EU-28 countries.

Ireland showed the largest year on year increase in percentage terms, with May 2015 deliveries at 875 million litres - an increase of 90 million litres (11.4%). The UK increased on the year by 29 million litres (2.2%).

 EU Wholesale Milk Deliveries to Dairies (million litres)

  

May-14

May-15

% change

change in million litres

Austria

277.2

279.0

0.7%

1.8

Belgium

324.7

333.9

2.8%

9.1

Bulgaria

46.3

49.1

6.1%

2.8

Croatia

46.4

45.6

-1.6%

-0.7

Cyprus

14.6

13.8

-5.7%

-0.8

Czech Republic

203.7

214.1

5.1%

10.4

Denmark

443.9

447.0

0.7%

3.0

Estonia

62.9

58.9

-6.3%

-4.0

Finland

200.4

202.6

1.1%

2.1

France

2219.5

2230.6

0.5%

11.1

Germany 

2714.9

2786.6

2.6%

71.7

Greece

55.2

54.7

-0.9%

-0.5

Hungary

123.9

132.3

6.8%

8.4

Ireland

785.5

875.2

11.4%

89.8

Italy

946.1

939.6

-0.7%

-6.4

Latvia

69.8

69.4

-0.6%

-0.4

Lithuania

124.0

123.3

-0.5%

-0.7

Luxembourg 

26.6

29.3

10.1%

2.7

Malta

3.6

3.6

-0.3%

0.0

Netherlands

1062.4

1132.5

6.6%

70.0

Poland

935.0

963.5

3.0%

28.5

Portugal

168.6

175.8

4.2%

7.1

Romania

98.9

90.5

-8.5%

-8.4

Slovakia

71.7

76.5

6.7%

4.8

Slovenia

46.3

48.6

4.9%

2.3

Spain

565.5

547.2

-3.2%

-18.3

Sweden

253.5

249.8

-1.5%

-3.7

United Kingdom

1333.4

1362.1

2.2%

28.7

TOTAL EU-28

13224.5

13535.1

2.3%

310.7

Source: Eurostat

 

The June EU weighted average milk price stood at €29.99/100kg (22.25ppl), down €0.55/100kg (1.8%) on the previous month. Compared with the previous year, the weighted average EU price for June was down €7.57/100kg (20.2%), this was a decrease on the year of 8.86ppl. For more information on EU milk prices click here.