EU Milk Deliveries

Published 8 May 15

Monthly EU Milk Deliveries

  • In February 2015, 10,788 million litres of milk were delivered to dairies in the EU-28, a decrease of 59 million litres (0.5%) on February 2014. For the milk year beginning April 2014, there is a cumulative year on year increase of 3.0%. Compared with the previous month, there is a decrease of 852 million litres (7.3%) following seasonal trends.

Million Litres

2009/10 *

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

Apr

11,611

11,538

11,862

12,008

11,735

12,560

May

12,109

12,259

12,356

12,598

12,598

13,106

Jun

11,459

11,612

11,670

11,918

11,911

12,398

Jul

11,243

11,382

11,723

11,650

11,910

12,385

Aug

10,854

11,118

11,336

11,223

11,580

12,012

Sep

10,154

10,622

10,772

10,567

10,969

11,439

Oct

10,373

10,741

10,832

10,669

11,173

11,494

Nov

9,913

10,237

10,393

10,236

10,719

10,907

Dec

10,458

10,594

10,960

10,732

11,307

11,393

Jan

10,577

11,003

11,327

11,153

11,634

11,640

Feb

9,944

10,258

10,727

10,391

10,847

10,788

Mar

11,352

11,726

12,005

11,721

12,402

 

Total

130,049

133,091

135,963

134,866

138,785

 

Source: Eurostat

*Please note the 2009/10 milk year is based on EU27 data.

Please note Spanish data is provisional from January 2010 and estimated for January and February 2015, French data is provisional from January 2013, Italian data is provisional from July 2014, Latvian is provisional from February 2014, UK data is provisional from January 2007. Data from Belgium since December 2014 is estimated by Eurostat.

Figures from January 2007 to March 2014 do not include Malta's milk delivery data due to confidentiality. It was estimated they only produced around 3-6 million litres per month which would not substantially affect the percentage increase/decrease shown.

For more information on EU milk deliveries click here.

EU Milk Deliveries

 

Comparisons between February 2014 and February 2015 showed that 15 of the EU-28 member states showed a decrease in deliveries.

The five largest milk producing members in February 2015 (Germany, France, UK, Netherlands and Italy) produced a combined figure of 7,107 million litres. These five countries contributed 65.9% of the total milk delivered in EU-28 countries.

Italy showed the largest year on year increase in percentage terms, with February 2015 deliveries at 844 million litres - an increase of 76 million litres (9.9%). The UK decreased on the year by 22 million litres (2.0%).

 

 EU Wholesale Milk Deliveries to Dairies (million litres)

  

Feb-14

Feb-15

% change

change in million litres

Austria

237.7

233.9

-1.6%

-3.8

Belgium

275.6

267.9

-2.8%

-7.7

Bulgaria

38.9

35.1

-9.6%

-3.7

Croatia

40.4

38.8

-3.8%

-1.5

Cyprus

12.4

11.2

-9.2%

-1.1

Czech Republic

180.1

186.1

3.3%

6.0

Denmark

380.3

388.1

2.0%

7.8

Estonia

54.5

52.4

-3.7%

-2.0

Finland

180.3

183.3

1.6%

3.0

France

1996.3

1949.2

-2.4%

-47.0

Germany 

2359.4

2310.1

-2.1%

-49.3

Greece

48.3

46.1

-4.4%

-2.1

Hungary

109.6

118.8

8.3%

9.1

Ireland

214.0

215.1

0.5%

1.1

Italy

767.8

843.6

9.9%

75.8

Latvia

52.3

51.8

-1.0%

-0.5

Lithuania

86.6

88.4

2.0%

1.8

Luxembourg 

22.8

23.2

1.7%

0.4

Malta

n/a

3.3

n/a

n/a

Netherlands

951.5

926.4

-2.6%

-25.2

Poland

757.3

753.0

-0.6%

-4.4

Portugal

138.7

147.0

5.9%

8.2

Romania

64.9

58.7

-9.6%

-6.2

Slovakia

63.5

64.8

2.0%

1.3

Slovenia

39.6

40.4

2.1%

0.8

Spain

448.1

448.1

0.0%

0.0

Sweden

226.5

225.5

-0.4%

-0.9

United Kingdom

1099.2

1077.7

-2.0%

-21.5

TOTAL EU-28

10846.5

10788.0

-0.5%

-58.5

Source: Eurostat

The February EU weighted average milk price stood at €31.84/100kg (24.30ppl), up €0.08/100kg (0.3%) on the previous month. Compared with the previous year, the weighted average EU price for February was down €8.07/100kg (20.2%), this was a decrease on the year of 9.58ppl. For more information on EU milk prices click here.