EU-28 Milk Production Update – Dec ’19
Executive Summary EU-28 milk production figures provided by Eurostat were recently updated with values spanning through Oct ’19. Highlights from the updated report include:
- EU-28 milk production finished higher on a YOY basis for the ninth consecutive month during Oct ’19, increasing 0.3% to a record high seasonal level. The YOY increase in EU-28 milk production volumes was the smallest experienced throughout the past four months, however.
- Oct ’19 YOY increases in milk production were led by Spain, followed by France and the Netherlands, while YOY declines in milk production were led by Ireland, followed by Germany and the United Kingdom. Overall, 17 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 eight months during Sep ’19 when normalizing for slaughter days, declining by 3.0%.