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EU-28: Cow's milk deliveries

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This page contains the European cow’s milk deliveries data, both in tabular and graphic form, together with other useful information to analyze the context.

The table offers as well the possibility to:

  • consult the monthly volumes and changes, by clicking on the years in the column headers,
  • access to the DairySheets by clicking on the names of the Member States of the EU.

The charts display:

  • a breakdown of the milk deliveries to dairies by Member States
  • the monthly and average daily milk deliveries,
  • the year-over-year changes of milk deliveries in the major EU Players,
  • the yearly milk deliveries to dairies of the last seven years,
  • the milk deliveries to dairies with rolling year,
  • the milk quality’s trend in terms of % of fat and % of proteins,
  • the monthly slaughters over the last 3 years,
  • the weighted average farm-gate milk price.

Please find on the EU Map the milk self-sufficiency rate and the numbers of farms in the EU countries.

Finally, it is possible to follow the weekly changes in milk deliveries of Germany and France.

UE-28: Raw cows' milk delivered to dairies ('000 tons)
COUNTRY 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2019 2020 Var % Period
Austria 3.067 3.103 3.092 3.200 3.183 3.140 1.086 1.111 +2,3% Jan - Apr '20
Belgium 3.689 3.988 3.882 4.025 4.179 4.288 1.811 1.879 +3,8% Jan - May '20
Bulgaria 510 505 530 593 649 659 212 228 +7,2% Jan - Apr '20
Croatia 523 513 490 477 453 436 152 148 -3,1% Jan - Apr '20
Cyprus 164 162 200 216 228 239 80 88 +10,1% Jan - Apr '20
Czech Republic   2.414 2.500 2.793 2.979 3.033 3.074 1.295 1.362 +5,2% Jan - May '20
Denmark 5.113 5.278 5.376 5.494 5.615 5.615 2.367 2.372 +0,2% Jan - May '20
Estonia 730 720 715 727 748 763 256 263 +3,0% Jan - Apr '20
Finland 2.357 2.394 2.390 2.366 2.354 2.330 995 1.011 +1,7% Jan - May '20
France   25.309 25.375 24.453 24.630 24.543 24.517 8.523 8.659 +1,6% Jan - Apr '20
Germany   31.375 31.879 31.973 31.937 32.491 32.442 10.895 11.055 +1,5% Jan - Apr '20
Greece 619 612 619 614 620 631 210 217 +3,4% Jan - Apr '20
Hungary 1.470 1.536 1.547 1.545 1.535 1.576 680 700 +2,9% Jan - May '20
Ireland   5.816 6.585 6.852 7.475 7.810 8.227 2.204 2.284 +3,6% Jan - Apr '20
Italy   11.037 11.162 11.527 11.953 12.084 12.110 4.212 4.362 +3,6% Jan - Apr '20
Latvia 805 808 814 813 781 785 309 307 -0,8% Jan - May '20
Lithuania 1.436 1.438 1.416 1.403 1.367 1.358 523 523 -0,0% Jan - May '20
Luxembourg 306 333 362 374 395 409 137 148 +8,5% Jan - Apr '20
Malta 43 42 43 41 40 42 19 18 -0,5% Jan - May '20
Netherlands   12.473 13.331 14.324 14.296 13.881 13.788 5.821 5.977 +2,7% Jan - May '20
Poland   10.581 10.869 11.130 11.647 11.946 12.175 4.072 4.176 +2,6% Jan - Apr '20
Portugal 1.863 1.928 1.843 1.851 1.894 1.892 643 655 +1,9% Jan - Apr '20
Romania 995 916 953 1.028 1.109 1.122 366 361 -1,4% Jan - Apr '20
Slovakia 844 865 823 826 818 815 350 359 +2,8% Jan - May '20
Slovenia 532 554 575 579 571 564 190 195 +2,7% Jan - Apr '20
Spain 6.651 6.794 6.886 7.022 7.121 7.231 2.422 2.527 +4,3% Jan - Apr '20
Sweden 2.931 2.933 2.862 2.817 2.760 2.704 940 940 +0,0% Jan - Apr '20
United Kingdom   14.818 15.210 14.708 15.157 15.207 15.324 6.559 6.638 +1,2% Jan - May '20
TOTAL EU-28 148.471 152.334 153.177 156.086 157.415 158.254 52.930 54.158 +2,3% Jan - Apr '20
y-o-y % +2,6% +0,6% +1,9% +0,9% +0,5%      
(c) confidential data
NOTE:The data for the higlighted countries are confidential. These countries are not considered in the calculation of the total production.

Source: Eurostat, DEFRA, AGEA, FEGA

Rolling year: for each month the chart visualizes the production in that month plus the production of the previous 11 months. With this method is always considered the total production in a time window of 12 months, so it is possible to identify the trend without the effect of seasonality.

UK trade data for the period Jan - Apr 2020 are provisional