EU-28 Milk Production Update – Oct ’20
Executive Summary EU-28 milk production figures provided by Eurostat were recently updated with values spanning through Aug ’20. Highlights from the updated report include:
- Aug ’20 EU-28 milk production finished 0.3% higher on a YOY basis throughout Aug ’20, reaching a record high seasonal level. The YOY increase in EU-28 milk production volumes was the 18th experienced throughout the past 19 months.
- Aug ’20 YOY increases in milk production were led by Ireland, followed by Poland, while YOY declines in milk production were led by Germany, France and the Netherlands. Overall, 19 of the 28 member states experienced YOY increases in milk production throughout the month although just four of the top ten milk producing member states experienced YOY increases in production.
- EU-28 beef & dairy cow slaughter rates finished lower on a YOY basis for the fifth time in the past six months during Jul ’20 when normalizing for slaughter days, declining by 1.5%.