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 2010 2011 2012 2013 Dec 2014
Opening Stocks (1st Jan) 103 24 31 25 11
Production 1.859 1.894 1.940 1.959 1.987 (f)
Imports 38 45 44 42 49 (f)
Exports 156 126 127 128 147 (f)
Domestic consumption 1.934 1.982 2.027 2.030 2.064 (f)
Final Stocks 24 31 25 11 n.p.
   of which
     - public 2 2 0 0 n.p.
     - private 23 29 25 11 n.p.
Source:
  • (f) = Forecast
  • Production: Eurostat
  • Imports and Exports: GTIS
  • Stocks: UE- Milk Management Committee
  • Domestic Consumption: FAS-USDA
  • EU: Butter Productions (tons)
    Country 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 ±% from 2013 ¹
    Austria
    Belgium
    Denmark
    Finland
    France
    Germany
    Greece
    Ireland
    Italy
    Luxembourg
    Netherlands
    Portugal
    United Kingdom
    Spain
    Sweden
    TOTAL EU-15
    33.000
    87.094
    37.900
    53.830
    434.841
    464.500
    660
    126.310
    108.510
     
    131.375
    29.907
    112.500
    39.739
    27.580
    1.687.746
    32.297
    90.860
    37.000
    55.660
    415.723
    452.570
    740
    122.760
    106.990
     
    128.000
    28.690
    119.500
    37.417
    30.294
    1.658.501
    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
    23.324
    29.790
    29.700
    37.290
    289.353
    333.450
    413
    121.510
    57.920
     
    101.500
    19.460
    95.400
    27.931
    14.122
    1.181.163
      3,39% (Aug '14)
      4,93% (Aug '14)
      -0,34% (Aug '14)
      4,05% (Aug '14)
      5,90% (Aug '14)
      -3,10% (Aug '14)
      -18,06% (Aug '14)
      11,89% (Aug '14)
      -6,72% (Aug '14)
      - -
      7,07% (Aug '14)
      4,66% (Aug '14)
      -19,49% (Aug '14)
      2,72% (Aug '14)
      -2,55% (Aug '14)
     
    Butter Productions UE-N10 (tons)
    Cyprus
    Estonia
    Latvia
    Lithuania
    Malta
    Poland
    Czech Republic
    Slovakia
    Slovenia
    Hungary
    TOTAL EU-N10
    155
    7.400
    3.960
    11.860
     
    156.997
    36.308
    9.620
    2.305
    8.097
    236.702
    41
    8.700
    5.870
    14.600
     
    140.207
    34.067
    8.213
    2.277
    8.403
    222.378
    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
     
    3.000
    5.450
    11.720
     
    112.322
    19.085
    5.793
    1.456
    6.520
    165.346
      - -
      50,00% (Aug '14)
      29,45% (Aug '14)
      30,51% (Aug '14)
      - -
      1,80% (Aug '14)
      6,38% (Aug '14)
      -1,04% (Aug '14)
      0,69% (Aug '14)
      3,44% (Aug '14)
     
    Butter Productions UE-N2 (tons)
    Bulgaria
    Romania
    TOTAL EU-N2
    1.340
    8.490
    9.830
    1.070
    10.486
    11.556
    1.020
    9.755
    10.775
    983
    9.407
    10.390
    1.112
    9.292
    10.404
    1.063
    9.806
    10.869
    687
    6.728
    7.415
      -6,02% (Aug '14)
      9,35% (Aug '14)
     
    Butter Productions UE-N1 (tons)
    Croatia
    TOTAL EU-N1
    4.260
    4.260
    4.922
    4.922
    4.554
    4.554
    4.667
    4.667
    4.348
    4.348
    3.941
    3.941
    2.712
    2.712
      5,73% (Aug '14)
     
    TOTAL EU-28 1.938.538 1.897.357 1.858.993 1.893.570 1.940.040 1.959.368 1.356.636  
    Change on the previous year ² -2,12% -2,02% +1,86% +2,45% +1,00%
    +0,85%
     
    Last Update: 2014-10-24
    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.
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