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New Zealand: Milk Production

This page contains data regarding New Zealand milk production.

The first graph show the milk production through a three-year perspective, while the second one shows the monthly % changes.

The tables record the milk production organised by dairy season (June-May), by calendar year, expressed in two units: thousand of tons of milk, and tons of Milksolids (milkfat + protein).



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New Zealand
Milk production in Dairy Season ('000 ton)  
Month2 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 ± % on
2018/19
± % on
2017/18
June 136 147 147 178 198 226 +14,14% +27,0%
July 195 229 231 248 262 274 +4,58% +10,5%
August 1.390 1.379 1.342 1.321 1.383 1.394 +0,80% +5,5%
September 2.752 2.543 2.570 2.529 2.682 2.664 -0,67% +5,3%
October 3.299 3.211 3.036 3.118 3.299 3.213 -2,61% +3,0%
November 3.045 2.980 2.845 2.965 2.995 3.003 +0,27% +1,3%
December 2.809 2.765 2.689 2.620 2.735 2.722 -0,48% +3,9%
January 2.481 2.428 2.412 2.294 2.471 2.454 -0,69% +7,0%
February 1.861 1.966 1.909 1.874 1.875 1.875 - +0,1%
March 1.749 1.735 1.895 1.867 1.713 1.680 -1,93% -10,0%
April 1.396 1.361 1.447 1.489 1.364 1.356 -0,59% -8,9%
May 796 824 818 869 868 905 +4,26% +4,1%
Total Year 21.909 21.568 21.341 21.372 21.845 21.766
previous %   -1,6% -1,1% +0,1% +2,2% -0,4%
Last update: 23-06-2020
1) change from the same period of previous year
2) Dairy Season Year from June 1 to May 31
Source: DCANZ
New Zealand
Milk production in MilkSolids in Dairy Season ('000 kg)  
Month2 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017/18 2018/19 2019/20 ± % on
2018/19
± % on
2017/18
June 11.736 13.104 13.013 15.672 17.565 19.917 +13,39% +27,1%
July 16.795 19.892 19.923 21.496 22.470 23.539 +4,76% +9,5%
August 117.546 116.682 113.130 111.385 116.478 119.066 +2,22% +6,9%
September 225.777 209.494 210.113 207.418 219.511 220.982 +0,67% +6,5%
October 270.839 263.469 247.431 254.558 271.080 266.907 -1,54% +4,9%
November 253.495 248.034 234.770 242.644 248.156 249.135 +0,39% +2,7%
December 235.449 232.655 225.501 215.089 228.238 228.700 +0,20% +6,3%
January 208.569 208.036 209.690 194.128 209.036 211.377 +1,12% +8,9%
February 165.666 171.624 171.172 165.225 165.025 167.874 +1,73% +1,6%
March 165.138 162.357 178.463 174.572 161.433 161.619 +0,12% -7,4%
April 138.067 134.607 143.763 148.177 136.728 135.699 -0,75% -8,4%
May 80.808 82.798 84.037 88.812 87.839 91.147 +3,77% +2,6%
Total Year 1.889.885 1.862.752 1.851.006 1.839.176 1.883.559 1.895.962
previous %   -1,4% -0,6% -0,6% +2,4% +0,7%
Last update: 23-06-2020
1) change from the same period of previous year
2) Dairy Season Year from June 1 to May 31
Note (a): kg Milksolids is the sum of the total milk protein and fat.
Note (b): This data is for Milksolids collected for processing
Source: DCANZ
UK trade data for the period Jan - Apr 2020 are provisional