EU-28 Milk Production Update – May ’20
Executive Summary EU-28 milk production figures provided by Eurostat were recently updated with values spanning through Mar ’20. Highlights from the updated report include:
- EU-28 milk production finished higher on a YOY basis for the 14th consecutive month during Mar ’20, increasing 0.8% to a record high seasonal level.
- Mar ’20 YOY increases in milk production were led by Spain, followed by the Netherlands and Poland, while YOY declines in milk production were led by the United Kingdom, followed by Italy. Overall, 20 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 seventh time in the past nine months during Feb ’20 when normalizing for slaughter days, declining by 0.8%.