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NETHERLANDS: Milkfat supply

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This page contains a chart showing the Netherlands 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 Netherlands milk, while the table summarizes the average monthly prices of Butter.

Updates are detected twice a day. Last Update: August 10th, 2020, h: 00.00

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

€/ton EU-27
Average Monthly prices of Butter (Excl. UK)
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 % on prev. month % on 2019
January 2.882 4.254 4.269 4.352 3.648 -0,09% -16,18%
February 2.724 4.110 4.409 4.377 3.601 -1,28% -17,73%
March 2.604 4.075 4.679 4.196 3.489 -3,11% -16,84%
April 2.566 4.224 5.021 4.165 3.030 -13,16% -27,26%
May 2.550 4.607 5.600 4.130 2.902 -4,22% -29,74%
June 2.799 5.107 5.826 3.965 3.165 +9,06% -20,17%
July 3.053 5.720 5.621 3.812 3.333 +5,29% -12,59%
August 3.316 6.102 5.484 3.586 3.420 +2,63% -4,63%
September 3.736 6.482 5.402 3.621
October 4.073 6.031 4.889 3.616
November 4.157 5.115 4.612 3.633
December 4.247 4.779 4.414 3.651
Jan - Aug 2.813 4.771 5.126 4.073 3.306
Change (1) - +69,61% +7,43% -20,53% -18,84%
Jan - Dec 3.219 5.046 5.026 3.920
Change (1) - +56,76% -0,39% -22,00%
Regulation (EU) No 2017/1185 Article 11
The average monthly price is calculated on the weekly quotes.
1) change from the same period of previous year
  = min price
= max price
€/ton The Netherlands
Average Monthly prices of Butter
2010 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 % on prev. month % on 2019
January 3.048 2.840 2.715 4.270 4.104 4.310 3.565 -0,70% -17,29%
February 2.888 3.270 2.568 4.023 4.565 4.233 3.540 -0,70% -16,36%
March 2.850 3.350 2.360 4.248 4.790 4.078 3.393 -4,17% -16,80%
April 3.068 3.088 2.378 4.468 5.300 4.135 2.718 -19,88% -34,27%
May 3.613 2.928 2.483 4.860 5.942 4.084 2.773 +2,01% -32,11%
June 3.736 2.970 2.922 5.725 6.010 3.805 3.123 +12,62% -17,94%
July 3.780 2.838 3.168 6.153 5.420 3.556 3.324 +6,45% -6,52%
August 3.760 2.660 3.520 6.620 5.470 3.383 3.330 +0,18% -1,55%
September 3.772 2.752 4.020 6.960 5.338 3.448
October 3.770 2.985 4.203 5.995 4.550 3.514
November 3.678 2.975 4.346 4.958 4.258 3.560
December 3.602 2.863 4.390 4.343 4.145 3.590
Jan - Aug 3.340 2.991 2.779 5.063 5.198 3.951 3.197
Change (1) - -10,44% -7,11% +82,20% +2,67% -23,99% -19,08%
Jan - Dec 3.466 2.956 3.258 5.215 4.993 3.817
Change (1) - -14,71% +10,23% +60,05% -4,26% -23,56%
Productschap Zuivel
The average monthly price is calculated on the weekly quotes.
1) change from the same period of previous year , except for year 2015, where the change is from the same period 5 years ago
  = min price
= max price