EU-28 Milk Production Update – Sep ’19
Executive Summary EU-28 milk production figures provided by Eurostat were recently updated with values spanning through Jul ’19. Highlights from the updated report include:
- EU-28 milk production finished flat or higher on a YOY basis for the sixth consecutive month during Jul ’19, finishing up 0.5% to a record high seasonal level.
- Jul ’19 YOY increases in milk production were led by Ireland, followed by the United Kingdom and Poland, while YOY declines in production were most significant throughout Germany, followed by the Netherlands and France. Overall, 14 of the 28 member states experienced YOY increases in production volumes during Jul ’19.
- EU-28 beef & dairy cow slaughter rates finished lower on a YOY basis for the fourth time in the past five months during Jun ’19 when normalizing for slaughter days, declining by 4.5%. The YOY decline in beef & dairy cow slaughter was the largest experienced throughout the past five and a half years on a percentage basis. YOY declines in slaughter rates were most significant within Poland, followed by Germany and the Netherlands.