EU Milk Deliveries

Published 4 March 15

Monthly EU Milk Deliveries

  • In December 2014, 11,391 million litres of milk were delivered to dairies in the EU-28, an increase of 141 million litres (1.3%) on December 2013. For the milk year beginning April 2014, there is a cumulative year on year increase of 4.2%. Compared with the previous month, there is an increase of 478 million litres (4.4%) 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

11,674

12,562

May

12,109

12,259

12,356

12,600

12,535

13,109

Jun

11,459

11,612

11,670

11,920

11,852

12,401

Jul

11,243

11,382

11,723

11,652

11,851

12,389

Aug

10,854

11,118

11,336

11,224

11,521

12,014

Sep

10,154

10,622

10,772

10,569

10,930

11,449

Oct

10,373

10,741

10,832

10,670

11,117

11,500

Nov

9,913

10,237

10,393

10,237

10,667

10,913

Dec

10,458

10,594

10,960

10,734

11,250

11,391

Jan

10,577

11,003

11,328

11,092

11,639

 

Feb

9,944

10,258

10,727

10,335

10,853

 

Mar

11,352

11,726

12,005

11,662

12,408

 

Total

130,049

133,091

135,964

134,706

138,296

 

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 from November 2014, UK data is provisional from January 2007. Data from Belgium since September 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 December 2013 and December 2014 showed that 17 of the EU-28 member states showed an increase in deliveries.

The five largest milk producing members in November 2014 (Germany, France, UK, Netherlands and Italy) produced a combined figure of 7,567 million litres. These five countries contributed 66.4% of the total milk delivered in EU-28 countries.

Hungary showed the largest year on year increase in percentage terms, with December 2014 deliveries at 125 million litres - an increase of 12 million litres (10.4%). The UK had the seventh largest percentage increase on the year of 3.6%, however, it had the second largest volume increase in the EU of 42 million litres.

 EU Wholesale Milk Deliveries to Dairies (million litres)

  

Dec-13

Dec-14

% change

change in million litres

Austria

238.3

237.6

-0.32%

-0.8

Belgium

290.6

290.4

-0.06%

-0.2

Bulgaria

38.8

38.9

0.10%

0.0

Croatia

40.9

40.7

-0.50%

-0.2

Cyprus

13.1

12.6

-3.34%

-0.4

Czech Republic

188.9

196.4

3.94%

7.4

Denmark

411.9

402.4

-2.31%

-9.5

Estonia

58.6

59.0

0.83%

0.5

Finland

187.9

191.9

2.14%

4.0

France

2064.2

2075.2

0.53%

11.0

Germany 

2468.2

2467.0

-0.05%

-1.2

Greece

51.3

46.9

-8.52%

-4.4

Hungary

113.0

124.7

10.39%

11.7

Ireland

164.2

135.9

-17.24%

-28.3

Italy

762.8

836.5

9.66%

73.7

Latvia

57.8

58.9

1.76%

1.0

Lithuania

99.8

103.6

3.81%

3.8

Luxembourg 

23.7

24.9

5.25%

1.2

Malta

n/a

3.5

n/a

n/a

Netherlands

1006.8

1003.2

-0.36%

-3.6

Poland

795.7

813.0

2.18%

17.3

Portugal

141.4

149.4

5.67%

8.0

Romania

65.9

67.6

2.60%

1.7

Slovakia

65.9

67.8

2.88%

1.9

Slovenia

40.8

41.8

2.50%

1.0

Spain

478.9

477.6

-0.28%

-1.3

Sweden

236.6

238.3

0.74%

1.8

United Kingdom

1143.7

1185.2

3.63%

41.5

TOTAL EU-28

11249.5

11390.8

1.26%

141.3

Source: Eurostat

The December EU weighted average milk price stood at €33.05/100kg (26.81ppl), down €1.31/100kg (3.8%) on the previous month. Compared with the previous year, the weighted average EU price for December was down €7.16/100kg (17.8%), this was a decrease on the year of 7.82ppl. For more information on EU milk prices click here.