EU-28 Milk Production Update – Feb ’20
Executive Summary EU-28 milk production figures provided by Eurostat were recently updated with values spanning through Dec ’19. Highlights from the updated report include:
- EU-28 milk production finished higher on a YOY basis for the 11th consecutive month during Dec ’19, increasing 1.2% to a record high seasonal level. The YOY increase in EU-28 milk production volumes was the largest experienced throughout the past eight months on a percentage basis.
- Dec ’19 YOY increases in milk production were led by the Netherlands, followed by Germany and France, while YOY declines in milk production were led by the United Kingdom. Overall, 22 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 sixth consecutive month during Nov ’19 when normalizing for slaughter days, declining by 2.6%.