EU-28 Milk Production Update – Apr ’18
Executive Summary EU-28 milk production figures provided by Eurostat were recently updated with values spanning through Feb ’18. Highlights from the updated report include:
- Feb ’18 EU-28 milk production higher on a YOY basis for the 12th consecutive month, increasing by 2.9% to record seasonal high for the month of February. The YOY increase in EU-28 milk production was the smallest experienced throughout the past seven months, however, as unusually cold weather conditions were experienced.
- Feb ’18 YOY increases in milk production were led by Germany, followed by Italy and France. The aforementioned member states accounted for over 60% of the total YOY increase in EU-28 production volumes experienced during Feb ’18.
- EU-28 bovine slaughter rates finished higher on a YOY basis for the fourth consecutive month during Jan ’18 when normalized for slaughter days, increasing by 3.3%. YOY increases in beef & dairy cow slaughter were most significant within Germany, followed by the United Kingdom and Poland.