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IRELAND: Milkfat supply

This page contains a chart showing the Ireland deliveries’ milkfat monthly changes, in comparison with the butter price development.

Milkfat changes, converted into butter equivalent 82% fat, are calculated on the rolling year: for each month, the milkfat production is added to the production of the previous 11 months. With this method is always considered the total production in a 12-months time window, so it is possible to identify the trend without the effect of seasonality.

The chart below shows the three-year trend of the fat component in the Ireland milk, while the table summarizes the average monthly prices of Butter.

Updates are detected twice a day. Last Update: July 21st, 2018, h: 12.00

Find out the monthly milkfat supply of the European Union and in the largest European milk Producers: Germany, France, Netherlands, Poland, Belgium

€/ton Germany
Average Monthly prices of Butter
Deutsche Markenbutter, lose
2016 2017 2018 % on prev. month % on 2017
January 2.823 4.275 4.135 -6,94% -3,27%
February 2.660 4.063 4.669 +12,91% +14,92%
March 2.450 4.230 4.844 +3,75% +14,51%
April 2.450 4.413 5.438 +12,26% +23,23%
May 2.521 4.980 5.990 +10,16% +20,28%
June 2.915 5.863 6.069 +1,31% +3,52%
July 3.256 6.213 5.558 -8,41% -10,53%
August 3.602 6.660
September 4.288 6.906
October 4.331 6.141
November 4.400 5.050
December 4.400 4.443
Average 3.331 5.287 5.220
Change (1) +10,92% +58,75% +7,74%
Source: Butter-und Käse-börse e.V. Kempten
1) change from the same period of previous year
  = min price
  = max price