World Milk Supplies

Published 18 June 18

Milk production from the five key exporting regions of the EU-28, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and the US are reported here to monitor trends in milk supplies.

These five regions account for over 65% of global milk production and around 80% of global exports of dairy products, and are therefore critical in influencing the direction of prices on global markets.

Detailed information on monthly milk deliveries in each of these regions is available in the downloadable file World Milk Deliveries - Selected Regions

The tracker* provides a baseline for comparing whether actual production is rising or falling as expected.

  • April deliveries^ averaged 815.5m litres/day, a rise of 1.7% on last year.
  • All of the key producing regions saw production rise year on year in April, with the EU-28 contributing the most to this growth.
  • At a global level, milk supplies are tracking up on last year, but in line with expectations.

World Milk Supplies With Tracker


Annual Change World Milk Deliveries

^EU-28 deliveries for April are estimated based on reported data covering 91% of the total, including provisional data for France (provided by AgriMer)

*Month-on-month movements in milk production in the key regions of the EU-28, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and the US for the last five years were combined to create an average milk profile for a typical milk year. Applying this typical milk profile to milk production for these regions in March 2017 allows AHDB to create a milk profile for the coming year. This is not a forecast, but simply a baseline projection determined by historic trends.