EU Milk Composition

Published 20 October 17

Butterfat

The average EU 28 butterfat figure for August 2017 stood at 3.85%, up 0.02 percentage points compared to the previous month. Butterfat levels were down 0.01 percentage points compared with August 2016.

 For monthly average butterfat percentage by country click here.

EU Butterfat (%)

 

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

Apr

3.94

3.95

3.99

3.96

May

3.89

3.87

3.93

3.91

Jun

3.84

3.83

3.87

3.84

Jul

3.82

3.81

3.83

3.82

Aug

3.84

3.82

3.86

3.85

Sep

3.91

3.93

3.93

 

Oct

3.99

4.05

4.07

 

Nov

4.04

4.09

4.13

 

Dec

4.04

4.09

4.13

 

Jan

4.03

4.08

4.10

 

Feb

4.01

4.05

4.06

 

Mar

3.99

4.04

4.00

 

Average*

3.95

3.97

3.99

3.87

Protein

Average EU 28 milk protein content for August 2017 stood at 3.32%, up 0.02 percentage points on the previous month. Protein content was up 0.01 percentage points when compared with August 2016. 

 For more information on protein levels by country click here.

EU Protein (%)

 

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

Apr

3.32

3.33

3.34

3.36

May

3.32

3.31

3.33

3.34

Jun

3.29

3.30

3.29

3.31

Jul

3.27

3.27

3.28

3.29

Aug

3.30

3.29

3.31

3.32

Sep

3.38

3.37

3.37

 

Oct

3.42

3.44

3.45

 

Nov

3.42

3.43

3.47

 

Dec

3.41

3.41

3.44

 

Jan

3.37

3.39

3.42

 

Feb

3.36

3.36

3.39

 

Mar

3.34

3.36

3.36

 

Average*

3.35

3.35

3.37

3.32

Source: Eurostat

 Notes:

All figures subject to retrospective changes.

*Averages given are not weighted averages

Figures are rounded and the reported changes in the text may differ due to rounding.

Malta data is included from the beginning of the 2014/15 milk year.