EU April milk improving

by | Jun 16, 2021 | Global, Volume trends

EU-27 supplies rose 0.7% YOY in April, based on 25 reporting countries accounting for 98% of average output (still excluding Austria and Luxemburg). Ireland accounted for 67% of the total reported growth in the month, having increased 6.1% relative to April 2020. France and Poland milk also rose – up 0.7% YOY and 1.9% YOY respectively. German and Dutch supply continued to decline however, down 0.7% YOY and 0.8% YOY respectively.

According to the most recent data, French milk production rose 2.6% YOY in week 22 (ending 6 June 2021). That expansion was a 3-week high. German supply fell 0.2% YOY in week 21 – on average, supply has been near flat since the start of April. AHDB reports UK production rose 1.8% YOY in the first 5 days of June after increasing 1.4% YOY in May.