EU Milk Deliveries

Published 27 November 14

Monthly EU Milk Deliveries

  • In September 2014, 11,452 million litres of milk were delivered to dairies in the EU-28, 504 million litres (4.6%) more than in September 2013. This is a cumulative year on year increase of 5%. However this is a decrease of 560 million litres (4.7%) on the month.

 

 

Million Litres

 

2009/10 *

 

 

2010/11

 

 

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

Apr

11,611

11,538

11,862

12,010

11,688

12,562

May

12,109

12,259

12,356

12,600

12,550

13,108

Jun

11,459

11,612

11,670

11,920

11,873

12,396

Jul

11,243

11,382

11,723

11,652

11,873

12,388

Aug

10,854

11,118

11,336

11,224

11,531

12,012

Sep

10,154

10,622

10,772

10,565

10,948

   11,452

Oct

10,373

10,741

10,832

10,670

11,135

 

Nov

9,913

10,237

10,393

10,237

10,688

 

Dec

10,458

10,594

10,960

10,734

11,267

 

Jan

10,577

11,003

11,328

11,101

11,637

 

Feb

9,944

10,258

10,727

10,345

10,850

 

Mar

11,352

11,726

12,005

11,674

12,400

 

Total

130,049

133,091

135,964

134,733

138,442

 

Source: Eurostat

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

Please note Spanish data is provisional from January 2010, French data is provisional from January 2010, Italian data is provisional from July 2014, Latvian is provisional from January 2014, Slovenian data is provisional from August 2014 and UK data provisional from January 2007. Data from Belgium since June 2014 are Eurostat estimates.

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 years showed that of the EU-28 member states, all showed an increase in deliveries (in million litres) between September 2013 and September 2014, with the exception of Spain, who’s production was static on the year, and Cyprus who saw a slight decrease of 1%.

The five largest milk producing members in September 2014 remained the same as the previous month (Germany, France, UK, Netherlands and Poland) and produced a combined figure of 7,277 million litres, which was 337 million litres (4.9%) more than the previous year. These five countries contribute over half of the milk delivered in EU-28 countries.

Romania continued to show the largest year on year increase in percentage terms, as it has since June 2014, with September 2014 deliveries at 83 million litres - an increase of 13 million litres (18.2%). The UK had the fourth largest percentage increase on the year of 85 million litres (8.0%).

 EU Wholesale Milk Deliveries to Dairies (million litres)

  

Sep-13

Sep-14

% change

change in million litres

Austria

      219.79

             225.32

2.5%

5.5

Belgium

      265.07

             292.27

10.3%

27.2

Bulgaria

        38.85

               39.11

0.7%

0.3

Croatia

        38.15

               39.10

2.5%

0.9

Cyprus

        12.68

               12.54

-1.1%

-0.1

Czech Republic

      186.23

             189.01

1.5%

2.8

Denmark

      395.75

             398.08

0.6%

2.3

Estonia

        57.10

               59.63

4.4%

2.5

Finland

      178.15

             183.20

2.8%

5.1

France

    1,752.75

          1,862.14

6.2%

109.4

Germany

    2,361.43

          2,432.81

3.0%

71.4

Greece

        47.78

               48.75

2.0%

1.0

Hungary

      105.94

             112.61

6.3%

6.7

Ireland

      497.90

             523.70

5.2%

25.8

Italy

      766.49

             807.15

5.3%

40.7

Latvia

        68.03

               72.74

6.9%

4.7

Lithuania

      129.42

             138.44

7.0%

9.0

Luxembourg

        21.31

               23.35

9.6%

2.0

Malta

 :

                 3.16

n/a

n/a

Netherlands

      957.27

             968.93

1.2%

11.7

Poland

      805.77

             865.84

7.5%

60.1

Portugal

      130.54

             138.98

6.5%

8.4

Romania

        70.09

               82.82

18.2%

12.7

Slovakia

        63.81

               65.25

2.3%

1.4

Slovenia

        39.91

               40.98

2.7%

1.1

Spain

      455.98

             455.98

0.0%

0.0

Sweden

      219.49

             223.05

1.6%

3.6

United Kingdom

    1,062.55

          1,147.23

8.0%

84.7

Total EU-28

  10,948.22

        11,452.15

4.58%

               18.55

Source: Eurostat

 

The September EU weighted average milk price stood at €36.51/100kg (29.75ppl), down €0.42/100kg on the previous month. Compared with the previous year, the weighted average EU price for September was down €1.93/100kg (5.0%), this was a decrease on the year of 3.59ppl.For more information on EU milk prices click here