EU Dairy Imports

Published 24 July 13

Due to an error noted in the source data, updates for EU Imports and Exports have been delayed. DairyCo are currently investigating the error and will update these figures accordingly.

  • Butter and Butteroil imports for Jan-May 2013 stood at 13,658 tonnes, compared with 34,507 tonnes for Jan-May 2012.
  • Cheese imports were 1,636 tonnes (4.9%) below 2012 levels.
EU-27 Dairy Imports (Thousand Tonnes)
  2011 2012 Jan-May 13 Jan-May 12
SMP 0.3 0.7 0.1 0.4
Whey Powder 3.9 5.3 3.8 1.7
Cheese 72.4 75.3 31.9 33.6
WMP 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.0
Butter/butteroil 30.5 40.0 13.7 34.5
Condensed Milk 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0

 

Note:    All data subject to retrospective changes. Import data excludes imports for inward processing (for the manufacture of finished products that are subsequently exported)

Source: Eurostat

The decrease in Butter and Butteroil imports between Jan-May 2013, compared with 2012, is primarily due to large quantities being imported from New Zealand to the Netherlands and UK during the first half of 2012.

EU cheese imports for Jan-May 2013 were lower than Jan-May 2012.

 EU Dairy Imports