< >

EU-28: Butter production

+ Add to Favorites

This page contains the European Butter production data, both in tables and charts.

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 Butter production by Member States
  • the monthly and average daily Butter production,
  • the year-over-year changes of Butter production in the major EU Players,
  • the yearly Butter production of the last seven years,
  • the Butter production with rolling year

The balance sheet of Butter completes the information.

From the Eurostat Handbook: definition of "Butter"

A product with a milk fat content of not less than 80 % and less than 90 %, a maximum water content of 16 % and a maximum dry non-fat milk-material content of 2 %. Includes also butter which contains small amounts of herbs, spices, aromatic substances, etc. on the condition that the product retains the characteristics of butter.

UE-28: Production of Butter (Tons)
COUNTRY 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2018 2019 Var % Period
Austria 34.540 34.280 33.660 34.650 36.650 36.980 28.220 27.710 -1,8% Jan - Sep '19
Belgium 35.770 44.120 48.940 57.550 64.600 64.240 48.440 53.080 +9,6% Jan - Sep '19
Bulgaria 1.070 1.030 990 870 1.010 1.110 850 840 -1,2% Jan - Sep '19
Croatia 3.940 4.020 4.060 4.130 4.680 4.330 3.060 3.360 +9,8% Jan - Sep '19
Cyprus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - Jan - Sep '19
Czech Republic 27.350 28.640 28.700 27.980 25.790 23.810 17.580 19.250 +9,5% Jan - Sep '19
Denmark 42.800 42.900 44.200 56.300 57.000 74.000 57.600 59.500 +3,3% Jan - Sep '19
Estonia 3.400 4.500 5.100 5.100 4.300 4.900 3.800 4.100 +7,9% Jan - Sep '19
Finland 53.140 57.460 63.230 64.180 61.770 59.900 45.750 45.980 +0,5% Jan - Sep '19
France 406.590 445.210 446.990 435.400 411.980 420.220 318.950 314.520 -1,4% Jan - Sep '19
Germany 491.460 489.180 517.300 516.100 496.780 484.150 363.290 376.360 +3,6% Jan - Sep '19
Greece 760 640 740 1.040 850 1.110 750 750 (e)

0,0% Jan - Sep '19
Hungary 9.430 9.740 9.490 8.240 9.020 9.370 6.940 7.810 +12,5% Jan - Sep '19
Ireland 152.050 166.380 187.480 198.700 223.670 236.980 185.760 204.820 +10,3% Jan - Sep '19
Italy 98.360 100.500 95.900 95.400 91.220 95.580 69.460 69.890 (e)

+0,6% Jan - Sep '19
Latvia 6.590 7.540 6.920 7.200 4.650 3.220 2.530 2.600 +2,8% Jan - Sep '19
Lithuania 13.160 17.470 14.880 17.680 14.950 14.160 10.370 9.870 -4,8% Jan - Sep '19
Luxembourg (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) - Jan - Sep '19
Malta (c) (c) 0 0 0 0 0 0 - Jan - Oct '19
Netherlands 133.200 140.500 147.500 161.300 148.900 140.500 106.200 104.800 -1,3% Jan - Sep '19
Poland 164.140 170.950 187.700 203.930 213.020 221.760 166.200 165.900 -0,2% Jan - Sep '19
Portugal 25.590 28.130 32.260 31.410 32.080 31.090 24.170 23.140 -4,3% Jan - Sep '19
Romania 9.800 10.600 11.180 11.920 12.140 10.880 7.770 7.640 -1,7% Jan - Sep '19
Slovakia 9.090 8.640 8.920 8.960 9.340 9.470 6.900 7.120 +3,2% Jan - Sep '19
Slovenia 2.290 2.330 2.260 2.390 2.740 2.620 1.830 1.750 -4,4% Jan - Sep '19
Spain 32.410 30.950 38.700 40.800 46.960 49.300 35.860 30.550 -14,8% Jan - Sep '19
Sweden 21.600 21.690 21.840 21.730 17.290 16.380 13.060 13.150 +0,7% Jan - Sep '19
United Kingdom 145.200 140.000 144.500 143.100 161.200 152.500 115.200 146.000 +26,7% Jan - Sep '19
TOTAL EU-28 1.923.730 2.007.400 2.103.440 2.156.060 2.152.590 2.168.560 1.640.540 1.700.490 (e) +3,7% Jan - Sep '19
y-o-y % +4,3% +4,8% +2,5% -0,2% +0,7%      
(e) estimated data
(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, ISTAT, Stimato CLAL

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.

EU Balance Sheet: Butter
'000 tons 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Aug 2019
Opening Stocks (1st Jan) (SI) 31 25 11 20 51 25 0 0
Production [D6000] (P) 1.947 1.924 2.007 2.103 2.156 2.153 2.169 1.534
Production of other fat dairy products [D6900] (P2) 357(e) 339(e) 342(e) 331(e) 338(e) 329(e) n.d. n.d.
Imports (I) 44 42 50 24 21 15 20 12
Exports (E) 127 128 148 178 207 171 158 129
Final Stocks (SF) 25 11 20 51 25 0 0 0
   of which:
     - public 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
     - private 25 11 20 51 25 0 0 0
Apparent Domestic Consumption (SI + P + P2 + I - E - SF ) 2.227 2.191 2.242 2.250 2.334 2.350 2.031 1.416
NOTE: Other Yellow Fat Dairy Products [D6900] 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/Export: IHS;Stock (Public + Private): European Commission; Apparent Domestic Consumption: Processed by CLAL