EU Dairy Imports

Published 8 February 17

In November 2016:

  • EU imports of WMP totalled 56 tonnes, 247 tonnes less than the same month last year.
  • Imports of SMP were down 5 tonnes on the previous year, at 98 tonnes in November.
  • EU imports of butter and butteroil were at 2,592 tonnes, 40% higher than the previous year.
  • Cheese imports were 15% higher than November last year, at 6,190 tonnes.
  • Imports of whey totalled 847 tonnes, 41% higher than the previous year.
EU dairy imports (tonnes)
  WMP SMP Butter* Cheese Whey
Nov-15 303 103 1,848 5,408 602
Nov-16 56 98 2,592 6,190 847
% Change -81.4% -4.8% 40.2% 14.5% 40.8%
Jan-Nov 15 3,483 3,229 21,177 54,580 6,697
Jan-Nov 16 5,414 3,406 18,154 64,761 8,966
% Change 55.4% 5.5% -14.3% 18.7% 33.9%
 
Source: Eurostat
*Includes Butteroil

Note: All data subject to retrospective changes. There may be marginal differences in percentages due to rounding.

 Cumulative imports: Jan-Nov 2016

  • Cumulative imports of WMP into the EU were 1,931 tonnes higher than the same period in 2015, reaching 5,414 tonnes.
  • Imports of SMP for Jan-Nov were 3,406 tonnes, an increase of 177 tonnes compared to the same months last year.
  • Butter and butteroil imports were down 14% to 18,154 tonnes.
  • Cheese import volumes increased 19% to 64,761 tonnes in Jan-Nov.
  • Whey powder imports increased 34% to 8,966 tonnes.

 EU dairy imports