EU Milk Deliveries

Published 28 July 14

Monthly EU Milk Deliveries

  • In May 2014, 13.5m tonnes of milk were delivered to dairies in the EU-28, 550 thousand tonnes (4.3%) more than in May 2013. 

 

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

Apr

11,881

12,214

12,366

12,036

12,890

May

12,623

12,723

12,974

12,923

13,473

Jun

11,957

12,016

12,274

12,226

 

Jul

11,720

12,071

11,998

12,225

 

Aug

11,448

11,672

11,558

11,874

 

Sep

10,938

11,092

10,879

11,273

 

Oct

11,060

11,154

10,987

11,466

 

Nov

10,541

10,701

10,541

11,006

 

Dec

10,908

11,286

11,052

11,601

 

Jan

11,330

11,664

11,431

11,965

 

Feb

10,563

11,046

10,652

11,144

 

Mar

12,074

12,361

12,021

12,729

 

Total

137,043

140,001

138,734

142,468

 

 Provisional

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

Please note Spain data provisional from January 2010, France data provisional from January 2010, Slovenia data provisional from January 2013 and UK data provisional from January 2007.

Figures from January 2007 to August 2012 and October 2012 to March 2013 do not include Malta's milk delivery data due to confidentiality. It was estimated they only produced around 3,000 - 6,000 tonnes per month which would not substantially affect the percentage increase/decrease shown. 

For more information on EU milk deliveries click here.

EU-28 milk deliveries to dairies stood at 13,473 thousand tonnes for May 2014 (equivalent to 13,084 litres). Compared with the previous year, this is an increase of 550 thousand tonnes (4.3%) - equivalent to 534.1m litres.

EU Milk Deliveries

Comparisons between years showed that of the EU-28 member states, 25 showed an increase in deliveries (in thousand tonnes) between May 2013 and May 2014, while 3 member states showed a decrease.

The five largest milk producing members in May 2014 (Germany, France, UK, Netherlands and Poland) produced a combined figure of 8,503.2 thousand tonnes (8,257.8m litres) which was 360.2 thousand tonnes (4.4%) more than the previous year equivalent to 349.8 million litres.

Romania showed the largest year on year increase in percentage terms with May 2014 deliveries at 101.7 thousand tonnes - an increase of 15.1 thousand tonnes (17.4%).

 EU Wholesale Milk Deliveries to Dairies (thousand tonnes)

  

May-13

May-14

% change

change in thousand tonnes

Austria

273.2

285.4

4.5%

12.2

Belgium

318.2

323.9

1.8%

5.7

Bulgaria

45.5

46.1

1.3%

0.6

Croatia

45.2

47.8

5.7%

2.6

Cyprus

13.0

15.0

15.7%

2.0

CzechRepublic

211.6

209.7

-0.9%

-1.8

Denmark

444.3

457.1

2.9%

12.8

Estonia

61.2

66.4

8.5%

5.2

Finland

201.2

206.4

2.6%

5.2

France

2,187.1

2,338.8

6.9%

151.8

Germany 

2,710.7

2,735.3

0.9%

24.6

Greece

60.7

56.8

-6.4%

-3.9

Hungary

119.6

126.5

5.8%

6.9

Ireland

755.0

807.7

7.0%

52.7

Italy

863.8

895.6

3.7%

31.8

Latvia

62.6

71.9

14.9%

9.3

Lithuania

113.1

127.7

12.9%

14.6

Luxembourg 

26.0

27.4

5.1%

1.3

Malta

:

3.7

:

:

Netherlands

1,081.4

1,093.9

1.2%

12.5

Poland

893.1

962.8

7.8%

69.7

Portugal

165.8

173.6

4.7%

7.8

Romania

86.6

101.7

17.4%

15.1

Slovakia

73.9

73.8

-0.1%

-0.1

Slovenia

46.9

47.7

1.7%

0.8

Spain

538.5

538.5

0.0%

0.0

Sweden

254.1

260.0

2.3%

5.9

United Kingdom

1,270.7

1,372.4

8.0%

101.7

TOTAL EU-28

12,923

13,473

4.3%

550.8

The May EU weighted average milk price stood at €37.81/100kg (31.76ppl), down €0.43/100kg (1.1%) on the previous month.

For more information on EU milk prices click here