EU Milk Composition

Published 28 July 14

 Note: Croatia joined the EU on the 1st July 2013. Data shown below now compares EU 28.

(Malta data has now become available; as a result it has been included from the beginning of the 2014/15 milk year)

Butterfat

The average EU butterfat figure for May 2014 stood at 3.89%, down 0.05 percentage points on the month, while the year on year decreased by 0.03 percentage points. Average EU butterfat was 3.99% in 2013/14, 0.01 percentage point lower than the previous year. For monthly average butterfat percentage by country click here.

EU Butterfat (%)

 

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

Apr

3.97

3.99

4.02

3.94

May

3.90

3.91

3.92

3.89

Jun

3.86

3.87

3.87

 

Jul

3.84

3.85

3.83

 

Aug

3.87

3.87

3.85

 

Sep

3.94

3.97

3.97

 

Oct

4.05

4.07

4.07

 

Nov

4.12

4.12

4.11

 

Dec

4.10

4.13

4.11

 

Jan

4.07

4.09

4.07

 

Feb

4.10

4.08

4.06

 

Mar

4.03

4.08

4.01

 

Average*

3.99

4.00

3.99

3.91

Source: Eurostat

Please note that figures are rounded.

* Note that this is not a weighted average

EU Milk Composition Butterfat 

Protein

Average EU milk protein content for May 2014 stood at 3.32%, 0.01 percentage points lower than April 2014 and 0.02 percentage points higher than May 2013. The average EU protein level in 2013/14 stood at 3.35%, unchanged on the year.  For more information on protein levels by country click here.

EU Protein (%)

 

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

Apr

3.31

3.33

3.33

3.33

May

3.30

3.30

3.30

3.32

Jun

3.28

3.29

3.28

 

Jul

3.27

3.26

3.25

 

Aug

3.29

3.29

3.27

 

Sep

3.35

3.36

3.36

 

Oct

3.42

3.42

3.43

 

Nov

3.44

3.42

3.43

 

Dec

3.40

3.41

3.42

 

Jan

3.37

3.38

3.37

 

Feb

3.38

3.36

3.36

 

Mar

3.35

3.36

3.34

 

Average*

3.35

3.35

3.35

3.32

Source: Eurostat

All figures subject to retrospective changes.

* Note this is not a weighted average

 EU Milk Composition Protein