EU-28 Milk Production Update – Aug ’20
Executive Summary EU-28 milk production figures provided by Eurostat were recently updated with values spanning through Jun ’20. Highlights from the updated report include:
- Jun ’20 EU-28 milk production finished 1.0% higher on a YOY basis throughout Jun ’20, reaching a record high seasonal level. The YOY increase in EU-28 milk production volumes was the 16th experienced throughout the past 17 months.
- Jun ’20 YOY increases in milk production were led by Poland, followed by Ireland, while YOY declines in milk production were led by Italy. 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 tenth time in the past 12 months during May ’20 when normalizing for slaughter days, declining by 8.8% and remaining at a record low seasonal level for the second consecutive month.