EU-28 Milk Production Update – Oct ’19
Executive Summary EU-28 milk production figures provided by Eurostat were recently updated with values spanning through Aug ’19. Highlights from the updated report include:
- EU-28 milk production finished flat or higher on a YOY basis for the seventh consecutive month during Aug ’19, increasing 0.9% to a record high seasonal level.
- Aug ’19 YOY increases in milk production were led by Poland, followed by Ireland and France. Overall, 22 of the 28 member states experienced YOY increases in milk production throughout the month, finishing as the most widespread gains experienced throughout the past 15 months.
- EU-28 beef & dairy cow slaughter rates finished lower on a YOY basis for the fifth time in the past six months during Jul ’19 when normalizing for slaughter days, declining by 4.3%.