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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: December 13th, 2018, h: 12.00

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

€/ton The Netherlands
Average Monthly prices of Butter
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 % on prev. month % on 2017
January 3.308 3.922 2.840 2.715 4.270 4.104 -5,49% -3,89%
February 3.300 3.553 3.270 2.568 4.023 4.565 +11,23% +13,49%
March 3.360 3.530 3.350 2.360 4.248 4.790 +4,93% +12,76%
April 3.848 3.500 3.088 2.378 4.468 5.300 +10,65% +18,63%
May 4.024 3.398 2.928 2.483 4.860 5.942 +12,11% +22,26%
June 4.085 3.460 2.970 2.922 5.725 6.010 +1,14% +4,98%
July 4.180 3.480 2.838 3.168 6.153 5.420 -9,82% -11,91%
August 4.190 3.255 2.660 3.520 6.620 5.470 +0,92% -17,37%
September 4.205 2.895 2.752 4.020 6.960 5.338 -2,42% -23,31%
October 4.192 2.958 2.985 4.203 5.995 4.550 -14,75% -24,10%
November 4.105 2.980 2.975 4.346 4.958 4.258 -6,43% -14,13%
December 4.110 2.835 2.863 4.390 4.343 4.150 -2,52% -4,43%
Average 3.906 3.325 2.956 3.258 5.215 5.027
Change (1) +29,83% -14,87% -11,11% +10,23% +60,05% -3,60%
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1) change from the same period of previous year
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