EU-28 Milk Production Update – Dec ’20
Executive Summary EU-28 milk production figures provided by Eurostat were recently updated with values spanning through Oct ’20. Highlights from the updated report include:
- Oct ’20 EU-28 milk production finished 1.0% higher on a YOY basis throughout Oct ’20, reaching a record high seasonal level. The YOY increase in EU-28 milk production volumes was the 20th experienced throughout the past 21 months.
- Oct ’20 YOY increases in milk production were led by Ireland, while declines were most significant throughout Germany and France. Overall, 24 of the 28 member states experienced YOY increases in milk production throughout the month.
- EU-28 beef & dairy cow slaughter rates finished lower on a YOY basis for the sixth time in the past eight months during Sep ’20 when normalizing for slaughter days, declining by 1.2%.