EU Milk Deliveries

Published 28 January 15

Monthly EU Milk Deliveries

  • In November 2014, 10,911 million litres of milk were delivered to dairies in the EU-28, an increase of 245 million litres (2.3%) on November 2013. This is a cumulative year on year increase of 4.6%. Compared with the previous month, there is a decrease of 588 million litres (5.1%) following seasonal trends.

Million Litres

2009/10*

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

Apr

11,611

11,538

11,862

12,010

11,671

12,562

May

12,109

12,259

12,356

12,600

12,531

13,108

Jun

11,459

11,612

11,670

11,920

11,850

12,401

Jul

11,243

11,382

11,723

11,652

11,858

12,393

Aug

10,854

11,118

11,336

11,224

11,520

12,018

Sep

10,154

10,622

10,772

10,565

10,930

11,450

Oct

10,373

10,741

10,832

10,670

11,115

11,499

Nov

9,913

10,237

10,393

10,237

10,666

10,911

Dec

10,458

10,594

10,960

10,734

11,249

 

Jan

10,577

11,003

11,328

11,086

11,636

 

Feb

9,944

10,258

10,727

10,332

10,849

 

Mar

11,352

11,726

12,005

11,660

12,403

 

Total

130,049

133,091

135,964

134,691

138,278

 

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 2013, Italian data is provisional from July 2014, Latvian is provisional from January 2014, Slovenian data is provisional for February, August and November 2014, UK data is provisional from January 2007. Data from Belgium since July 2014 is estimated.

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 November 2013 and November 2014 showed the majority of EU-28 member states showed an increase in deliveries.

The five largest milk producing members in November 2014 (Germany, France, UK, Netherlands and Italy) all increased compared with November 2013 and produced a combined figure of 7,175 million litres. These five countries contributed 65% of the total milk delivered in EU-28 countries.

Italy showed the largest year on year increase in percentage terms, with November 2014 deliveries at 812 million litres - an increase of 79 million litres (10.8%). The UK had the sixth largest percentage increase on the year of 5.0%, however, it had the second largest volume increase in the EU of 54 million litres.

EU Wholesale Milk Deliveries to Dairies (million litres)

 

Nov-13

Nov-14

% change

change in million litres

Austria

220.6

224.4

1.73%

3.8

Belgium

267.6

273.1

2.06%

5.5

Bulgaria

38.8

39.0

0.35%

0.1

Croatia

38.3

38.1

-0.50%

-0.2

Cyprus

12.8

12.2

-4.41%

-0.6

Czech Republic

180.1

186.8

3.71%

6.7

Denmark

389.0

383.9

-1.32%

-5.1

Estonia

55.1

55.3

0.35%

0.2

Finland

176.4

180.4

2.28%

4.0

France

1,897.6

1,936.5

2.05%

38.9

Germany

2,318.7

2,357.3

1.67%

38.6

Greece

49.0

43.7

-10.89%

-5.3

Hungary

108.0

115.4

6.86%

7.4

Ireland

275.7

239.8

-13.03%

-35.9

Italy

733.0

812.2

10.80%

79.2

Latvia

54.8

56.8

3.72%

2.0

Lithuania

96.3

101.1

4.97%

4.8

Luxembourg

21.7

23.2

6.97%

1.5

Malta

:

3.3

:

:

Netherlands

942.1

948.5

0.68%

6.4

Poland

745.9

779.5

4.50%

33.6

Portugal

132.8

139.5

5.04%

6.7

Romania

63.5

68.4

7.72%

4.9

Slovakia

61.0

63.6

4.27%

2.6

Slovenia

38.8

40.1

3.48%

1.3

Spain

460.9

445.7

-3.30%

-15.2

Sweden

220.8

223.3

1.13%

2.5

United Kingdom

1,066.9

1,120.4

5.02%

53.5

TOTAL EU-28

10,666.2

10,911.4

2.30%

245.3

Source: Eurostat

The November EU weighted average milk price stood at €34.32/100kg (27.92ppl), down €0.93/100kg (2.6%) on the previous month. Compared with the previous year, the weighted average EU price for November was down €5.89/100kg (14.6%), this was a decrease on the year of 6.80ppl.For more information on EU milk prices click here.