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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: November 20th, 2017, h: 00.00

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
2015 2016 2017 % on prev. month % on 2016
January 2.919 2.823 4.275 -2,84% +51,42%
February 3.256 2.660 4.063 -4,97% +52,73%
March 3.331 2.450 4.230 +4,12% +72,65%
April 3.095 2.450 4.413 +4,31% +80,10%
May 2.988 2.521 4.980 +12,86% +97,52%
June 3.000 2.915 5.863 +17,72% +101,11%
July 2.935 3.256 6.213 +5,97% +90,79%
August 2.728 3.602 6.660 +7,20% +84,90%
September 2.840 4.288 6.906 +3,70% +61,08%
October 3.035 4.331 6.141 -11,08% +41,79%
November 3.019 4.400 5.150 -16,14% +17,05%
December 2.921 4.400
Average 3.003 3.331 5.359
Change (1) -11,00% +10,92% +64,26%
Source: Butter-und Käse-börse e.V. Kempten
1) change from the same period of previous year
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