EU Milk Composition

Published 25 May 17

Butterfat

The average EU 28 butterfat figure for March 2017 stood at 4.00%, down 0.05 percentage points compared to the previous month. Butterfat levels were down 0.04 percentage points compared with March 2016.

 For monthly average butterfat percentage by country click here.

EU Butterfat (%)

 

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

Apr

4.02

3.94

3.95

3.99

May

3.92

3.89

3.87

3.93

Jun

3.87

3.84

3.83

3.87

Jul

3.84

3.82

3.81

3.83

Aug

3.85

3.84

3.82

3.86

Sep

3.97

3.91

3.93

3.93

Oct

4.07

3.99

4.05

 4.07 

Nov

4.11

4.04

4.09

 4.13 

Dec

4.12

4.04

4.09

 4.13 

Jan

4.06

4.03

4.08

4.10

Feb

4.05

4.01

4.05

 4.06 

Mar

4.01

3.99

4.04

4.00

Average*

3.99

3.95

3.97

3.99

 

Protein

Average EU 28 milk protein content for March 2017 stood at 3.36%, down 0.03 percentage points on the month. Protein content was unchanged when compared with March 2016. 

For more information on protein levels by country click here.

EU Protein (%)

 

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

Apr

3.33

3.32

3.33

3.34

May

3.30

3.32

3.31

3.33

Jun

3.28

3.29

3.30

3.29

Jul

3.25

3.27

3.27

3.28

Aug

3.27

3.30

3.29

3.31

Sep

3.36

3.38

3.37

3.37

Oct

3.43

3.42

3.44

 3.45 

Nov

3.43

3.42

3.43

 3.47 

Dec

3.42

3.41

3.41

3.44

Jan

3.37

3.37

3.39

 3.42 

Feb

3.36

3.36

3.36

 3.39 

Mar

3.34

3.34

3.36

3.36

Average*

3.34

3.35

3.35

3.37

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.