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German "Länder": Monthly Milk Deliveries

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On this page, you will find:
  • a table listing the monthly deliveries of cow's milk in the 16 German states (German Länder);
  • a table listing the monthly deliveries of cow's organic milk in the German Länder over a given period;
  • a summary table, which records the sum of conventional, organic and "Extra" Germany (processed in Germany, but coming from other EU Members States) deliveries of cow's milk over a given period;
  • two charts showing the monthly figures of conventional and organic milk deliveries in Germany;
  • a chart showing the share of the milk deliveried in the German Länder.
German Länder deliveries can be viewed from 2016 and changes in Germany's milk deliveries.

Farm-gate milk prices in Germany » Organic milk prices in Germany »

2020 2022
Milk deliveries in 2021 with breakdown by German Länder ('000 tons)
German Länder Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total 2021 ± on 2020 *
Schleswig-Holstein / Hamburg 253 230 259 253 264 251 256 251 235 238 229 241 2.960 -0,7%
Niedersachsen / Bremen 597 541 612 599 627 589 602 585 548 555 536 567 6.957 -1,5%
Nordrhein-Westfalen 279 253 286 280 290 271 276 268 252 257 248 264 3.223 -2,3%
Hessen / Rheinland-Pfalz / Saarland 153 139 156 153 159 150 152 146 136 137 132 140 1.753 -2,4%
Baden-Württemberg 180 167 187 184 192 181 183 176 165 166 158 167 2.107 -2,0%
Bayern 594 550 619 606 632 599 606 584 548 552 526 557 6.974 -2,8%
Bundesgebiet West 2.056 1.880 2.121 2.075 2.164 2.042 2.074 2.010 1.884 1.905 1.829 1.936 23.974 -2,0%
Berlin / Brandenburg 101 92 104 102 105 98 100 98 93 95 91 96 1.176 -3,7%
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 118 108 121 118 122 115 117 116 108 111 107 112 1.373 -4,0%
Sachsen 134 123 138 134 138 131 137 134 127 129 122 128 1.577 -0,9%
Sachsen-Anhalt 84 77 87 84 87 81 84 82 77 79 76 80 979 -3,7%
Thüringen 71 65 73 72 73 69 71 69 65 65 62 64 819 -5,5%
Bundesgebiet Ost 509 464 524 510 526 494 509 500 471 478 459 479 5.923 -3,3%
Organic Milk deliveries in 2021 with breakdown by German Länder ('000 tons)
German Länder Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total 2021 ± on 2020 *
Schleswig-Holstein / Hamburg 3,65 3,25 3,76 3,78 4,07 3,89 3,92 3,57 3,60 3,65 3,35 3,47 43,95 -0,5%
Niedersachsen / Bremen 8,64 7,85 9,01 9,04 9,85 9,19 9,23 8,87 8,57 8,56 8,06 8,41 105,28 -0,5%
Nordrhein-Westfalen 7,82 7,16 8,05 7,92 8,44 7,83 7,61 7,47 7,09 7,12 6,80 7,22 90,52 -1,1%
Hessen / Rheinland-Pfalz / Saarland 8,69 7,91 9,07 9,04 9,85 9,36 9,35 8,97 8,36 8,30 7,49 8,04 104,42 +2,0%
Baden-Württemberg 14,76 13,78 15,68 15,61 16,79 15,62 15,61 14,98 14,24 14,49 13,18 13,87 178,62 +0,2%
Bayern 49,50 46,38 52,74 52,53 58,00 54,00 54,38 52,58 49,81 50,07 46,43 50,14 616,54 +4,7%
Bundesgebiet West 93,06 86,31 98,31 97,92 107,00 99,89 100,10 96,43 91,67 92,18 85,32 91,15 1.139,33 +2,5%
Berlin / Brandenburg 3,13 2,86 3,32 3,35 3,48 3,35 3,38 3,30 3,04 3,28 3,22 3,51 39,22 +15,2%
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 2,24 1,96 2,21 2,26 2,56 2,42 2,45 2,44 2,37 2,33 2,20 2,33 27,76 +8,0%
Sachsen/Sachsen-Anhalt 5,02 4,55 5,03 4,65 4,73 4,44 4,44 4,29 3,93 3,97 3,88 4,31 53,24 -6,6%
Thüringen 0,57 0,51 0,56 0,55 0,59 0,57 0,58 0,56 0,52 0,52 0,56 0,60 6,67 +4,6%
Bundesgebiet Ost 10,96 9,88 11,12 10,80 11,36 10,78 10,85 10,58 9,86 10,10 9,86 10,74 126,89 +3,1%
Germany Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total 2021 ± on 2020 *
Conventional milk 2.565 2.344 2.644 2.585 2.690 2.535 2.583 2.510 2.355 2.383 2.288 2.415 29.897 -2,3%
change * -2,0% -6,1% -1,4% -0,8% -0,1% -1,5% -1,8% -1,2% -3,0% -2,9% -3,4% -3,5%
Organic milk 104 96 109 109 118 111 111 107 102 102 95 102 1.266 +2,6%
change * +3,6% -1,2% +4,1% +1,9% +3,2% +3,9% +3,4% +2,6% +2,5% +4,0% +1,3% +1,2%
Extra Germany 63 58 65 64 68 64 71 68 63 66 64 67 779 +7,3%
change * +3,7% +4,1% +7,6% -0,7% -0,8% -2,6% +10,6% +17,1% +12,7% +12,2% +13,9% +13,4%
Total Germany 2021 2.731 2.498 2.819 2.758 2.877 2.710 2.765 2.684 2.519 2.551 2.447 2.583 31.942
% change on 2020 -1,7% -5,7% -1,1% -0,7% +0,0% -1,3% -1,3% -0,7% -2,4% -2,3% -2,9% -2,9% -1,9%
Total Germany 2020 2.779 2.650 2.849 2.777 2.875 2.746 2.801 2.702 2.582 2.610 2.519 2.661 32.552
Last update: 15-08-2022
* % change from same period of previous year.
Source: BLE

Rolling year: for each month the chart visualizes the production in that month plus the production of the previous 11 months. With this method is always considered the total production in a time window of 12 months, so it is possible to identify the trend without the effect of seasonality.

MILK PRODUCTION / COW - Quintals
German Länder May
2019
Nov
2019
May
2020
Nov
2020
± on
2021
Schleswig-Holstein / Hamburg 6,94 6,22 7,16 6,39 0,0%
Niedersachsen / Bremen 7,42 6,70 7,66 6,80 0,0%
Nordrhein-Westfalen 7,23 6,55 7,49 6,71 0,0%
Hessen / Rheinland-Pfalz / Saarland 6,56 5,85 6,73 6,10 0,0%
Baden-Württemberg 6,26 5,43 6,32 5,63 0,0%
Bayern 6,13 5,33 6,18 5,34 0,0%
Berlin / Brandenburg 7,63 6,95 7,90 7,11 0,0%
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 7,66 7,14 8,01 7,11 0,0%
Sachsen/Sachsen-Anhalt 8,00 7,31 8,05 7,37 0,0%
Thüringen 7,84 7,16 8,02 7,39 0,0%
Total Germany 6,91 6,18 7,07 6,28 0,0%
Former Federal territory 7,59 6,76 7,78 6,89 0,0%
New Federal states 11,08 10,18 11,32 10,30 0,0%
(e) estimated by CLAL
Last update: 15-08-2022
Processed by CLAL
Number of Dairy Cows
German Länder May
2018
Nov
2018
May
2019
Nov
2019
May
2020
Nov
2020
May
2021
Nov
2021
± on
2020
Baden-Württemberg 338.819 334.117 331.148 327.931 325.288 320.852 319.540 315.337 -1,7%
Bayern 1.174.402 1.154.373 1.146.164 1.128.174 1.119.195 1.104.468 1.102.479 1.086.209 -1,7%
Berlin 120 116 108 104 107 108 112 108 0,0%
Brandenburg 151.156 148.785 146.955 142.554 140.083 137.068 134.545 132.351 -3,4%
Bremen 3.627 3.583 3.460 3.326 3.323 3.295 3.306 3.147 -4,5%
Hamburg 1.094 1.094 1.035 1.117 1.143 1.190 1.152 1.136 -4,5%
Hessen 139.315 134.380 132.684 131.083 130.005 128.033 127.481 124.857 -2,5%
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 167.053 164.514 164.741 161.895 160.419 159.115 156.850 153.153 -3,7%
Niedersachsen 860.815 849.192 843.756 831.813 822.178 814.114 809.498 798.278 -1,9%
Nordrhein-Westfalen 415.439 409.449 405.511 401.403 397.824 393.221 387.862 384.215 -2,3%
Rheinland-Pfalz 111.182 108.203 107.063 105.618 104.111 101.872 100.023 98.537 -3,3%
Saarland 13.617 13.504 13.406 13.286 12.980 12.676 12.499 12.500 -1,4%
Sachsen 181.292 177.364 177.769 176.379 176.116 174.958 174.491 171.898 -1,7%
Sachsen-Anhalt 119.222 116.429 114.395 113.048 110.499 108.103 106.476 103.628 -4,1%
Schleswig-Holstein 387.594 385.305 378.209 376.902 370.787 370.888 364.856 360.245 -2,9%
Thüringen 102.489 100.455 100.618 97.041 95.219 91.449 90.339 87.117 -4,7%
Total Germany 4.167.236 4.100.863 4.067.022 4.011.674 3.969.277 3.921.410 3.891.509 3.832.716 -2,3%
Former Federal territory 3.446.024 3.393.316 3.362.544 3.320.757 3.286.941 3.250.717 3.228.808 3.184.569 -2,0%
New Federal states 721.212 707.547 704.478 690.917 682.336 670.693 662.701 648.147 -3,4%
(e) estimated by CLAL
Last update: 12-01-2022
Source: Statistisches Bundesamt
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