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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: March 28th, 2020, 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
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
May 3.613 2.928 2.483 4.860 5.942 4.084
June 3.736 2.970 2.922 5.725 6.010 3.805
July 3.780 2.838 3.168 6.153 5.420 3.556
August 3.760 2.660 3.520 6.620 5.470 3.383
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 - Mar 2.922 3.153 2.533 4.185 4.457 4.215 3.499
Change (1) - +7,91% -19,67% +65,23% +6,49% -5,44% -16,98%
Average 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
1) change from the same period of previous year , except for year 2015, where the change is from the same period 5 years ago
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