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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: January 16th, 2021, 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 2021 % on prev. month % on 2020
January 2.882 4.254 4.269 4.352 3.648 3.364 -0,69% -7,77%
February 2.724 4.110 4.409 4.377 3.601
March 2.604 4.075 4.679 4.196 3.489
April 2.566 4.224 5.021 4.165 3.031
May 2.550 4.607 5.600 4.130 2.902
June 2.799 5.107 5.826 3.965 3.165
July 3.053 5.720 5.621 3.812 3.333
August 3.316 6.102 5.484 3.586 3.411
September 3.736 6.482 5.402 3.621 3.479
October 4.073 6.031 4.889 3.616 3.457
November 4.157 5.115 4.612 3.633 3.478
December 4.247 4.779 4.414 3.651 3.388
Jan - Jan 2.882 4.254 4.269 4.352 3.648 3.364
Change (1) - +47,61% +0,36% +1,95% -16,18% -7,77%
Jan - Dec 3.219 5.046 5.026 3.920 3.362
Change (1) - +56,76% -0,39% -22,00% -14,25%
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
2011 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 % on prev. month % on 2020
January 3.695 2.715 4.270 4.104 4.310 3.565 3.260 -0,79% -8,56%
February 3.940 2.568 4.023 4.565 4.233 3.540
March 4.138 2.360 4.248 4.790 4.078 3.393
April 4.043 2.378 4.468 5.300 4.135 2.718
May 3.963 2.483 4.860 5.942 4.084 2.773
June 4.180 2.922 5.725 6.010 3.805 3.123
July 4.195 3.168 6.153 5.420 3.556 3.324
August 4.016 3.520 6.620 5.470 3.383 3.335
September 4.020 4.020 6.960 5.338 3.448 3.380
October 3.960 4.203 5.995 4.550 3.514 3.350
November 3.646 4.346 4.958 4.258 3.560 3.305
December 3.480 4.390 4.343 4.145 3.590 3.286
Jan - Jan 3.695 2.715 4.270 4.104 4.310 3.565 3.260
Change (1) - -26,52% +57,27% -3,89% +5,02% -17,29% -8,56%
Jan - Dec 3.944 3.258 5.215 4.993 3.817 3.251
Change (1) - -17,38% +60,05% -4,26% -23,56% -14,81%
Productschap Zuivel
The average monthly price is calculated on the weekly quotes.
1) change from the same period of previous year , except for year 2016, where the change is from the same period 5 years ago
  = min price
= max price