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Butter Production, European Union

This page provides with:
  • the annual balance sheet (production-stocks-import-export) of Butter in EU.
    Data reported on the table and in their related graph are very useful (but not exhaustive) to analyse the European Butter market;

  • the comparison, in the given period, between Butter production and other dairy products produced in Europe: click here
  • a graph illustrating production trends over the last three years;

  • a graph showing butter production compared with wholesale prices in Germany (Hannover) and intervention prices (E.U.).
EU Balance Sheet: Butter
'000 tonnes 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 Jun 2016
Opening Stocks (1st Jan) (SI) 38 103 24 31 25 11 20 51
Production [MM 230] (P) 1.897 1.859 1.894 1.940 1.959 2.007 2.103 1.170
Production of other fat dairy products [MC 239] (P2) 316(e) 303(e) 310(e) 357(e) 339(e) 342(e) 332(e) n.d.
Imports (I) 62 38 45 44 42 50 24 11
Exports (E) 150 156 126 127 128 148 185 125
Final Stocks (SF) 103 24 31 25 11 20 51 99
   of which:
     - public 76 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
     - private 27 23 29 25 11 20 51 99
Apparent Domestic Consumption (SI + P + P2 + I - E - SF ) 2.061 2.123 2.116 2.220 2.227 2.242 2.243 1.008
NOTE: Other Yellow Fat Dairy Products [MC 239] production data of some Member States are confidential and are NOT included in this table.

(e): estimated
n.a.: not available

Sources:
  • Production: Eurostat;
  • Import and Export: GTIS;
  • Stock (Public + Private): European Commission;
  • Apparent Domestic Consumption: Processed by CLAL
  • EU: Butter Productions (tons)
    Country 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 ±% from 2015 ¹
    Austria
    Belgium
    Denmark
    Finland
    France
    Germany
    Greece
    Ireland
    Italy
    Luxembourg
    Netherlands
    Portugal
    United Kingdom
    Spain
    Sweden
    TOTAL EU-15
    33.182
    81.370
    34.200
    54.330
    408.238
    449.240
    1.304
    137.830
    94.520
     
    133.400
    26.440
    118.600
    37.739
    23.619
    1.634.012
    34.403
    59.170
    37.200
    51.090
    428.512
    473.820
    1.002
    145.910
    89.250
     
    129.000
    27.630
    127.800
    41.837
    21.372
    1.667.996
    34.952
    58.390
    38.500
    51.510
    420.590
    488.780
    884
    145.010
    93.700
     
    133.200
    28.211
    140.200
    37.426
    21.937
    1.693.290
    34.510
    45.320
    42.800
    53.140
    402.426
    491.460
    760
    152.100
    94.760
     
    136.500
    25.579
    167.100
    40.078
    21.611
    1.708.144
    34.280
    44.120
    42.900
    57.460
    445.210
    489.180
    640
    166.380
    100.500
     
    140.500
    28.130
    140.000
    30.950
    21.690
    1.741.940
    33.660
    43.870
    45.800
    63.230
    449.200
    517.300
    740
    200.090
    94.060
     
    150.000
    32.260
    132.200
    36.900
    21.840
    1.821.150
    18.760
    29.200
    34.100
    33.370
    248.220
    282.060
    550
    101.340
    46.320
     
    85.200
    18.320
    84.100
    21.160
    11.190
    1.013.890
      9,77% (Jun '16)
      28,13% (Jun '16)
      48,91% (Jun '16)
      3,57% (Jun '16)
      2,75% (Jun '16)
      5,69% (Jun '16)
      41,03% (Jun '16)
      5,11% (Jun '16)
      2,14% (Jun '16)
      - -
      14,06% (Jun '16)
      8,08% (Jun '16)
      35,65% (Jun '16)
      24,76% (Jun '16)
      6,47% (Jun '16)
     
    Butter Productions UE-N10 (tons)
    Cyprus
    Estonia
    Latvia
    Lithuania
    Malta
    Poland
    Czech Republic
    Slovakia
    Slovenia
    Hungary
    TOTAL EU-N10
    11
    5.500
    6.440
    10.900
     
    138.707
    27.414
    7.583
    2.643
    10.454
    209.652
    58
    6.800
    5.410
    10.900
     
    140.786
    27.225
    7.884
    2.665
    8.789
    210.517
    14
    4.000
    5.620
    12.430
     
    161.808
    28.219
    8.533
    2.587
    8.787
    231.998
     
    3.100
    7.250
    13.740
     
    164.120
    27.362
    9.080
    2.291
    9.471
    236.414
     
    4.500
    7.540
    17.470
     
    170.950
    28.640
    8.640
    2.330
    9.740
    249.810
     
    5.100
    6.880
    14.870
     
    187.700
    28.700
    8.920
    2.260
    10.740
    265.170
     
    3.400
    4.620
    9.770
     
    105.970
    14.130
    4.460
    1.030
    4.430
    147.810
      - -
      36,00% (Jun '16)
      59,86% (Jun '16)
      32,74% (Jun '16)
      - -
      16,81% (Jun '16)
      -1,19% (Jun '16)
      -0,89% (Jun '16)
      1,98% (Jun '16)
      -22,14% (Jun '16)
     
    Butter Productions UE-N2 (tons)
    Bulgaria
    Romania
    TOTAL EU-N2
    1.020
    9.755
    10.775
    983
    9.407
    10.390
    1.112
    9.292
    10.404
    1.063
    9.806
    10.869
    1.030
    10.600
    11.630
    990
    11.180
    12.170
    480
    5.510
    5.990
      -15,79% (Jun '16)
      6,37% (Jun '16)
     
    Butter Productions UE-N1 (tons)
    Croatia
    TOTAL EU-N1
    4.554
    4.554
    4.667
    4.667
    4.348
    4.348
    3.941
    3.941
    4.020
    4.020
    4.060
    4.060
    2.240
    2.240
      12,00% (Jun '16)
     
    TOTAL EU-28 1.858.993 1.893.570 1.940.040 1.959.368 2.007.400 2.102.550 1.169.930  
    Change on the previous year ² +1,86% +2,45% +1,00% +2,45% +4,74%
    +10,01%
     
    Last Update: 2016-08-19
    ¹ The percentages are based on the same period of the previous year.
    ² The percentages are based on the same period of the previous year. The percentage related to the current year is calculated considering the latest update for each country.
    NOTE: Data form Eurostat are subject to adjustment
    Source: Eurostat, Productschap Zuivel
    NOTE: Monthly changes of current year are calculeted considering the same countries updated in the corresponding month of previous year.
    Show/Hide Comparison between Butter Productions in EU-28 and Markenbutter (D) wholesale price
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