EU-27 supplies rose 0.4% YOY in March, based on 24 reporting countries accounting for 94% of average output (excluding Denmark, Sweden and Luxemburg). The improved result relative to February was driven by an 13.5% YOY increase in Ireland and 1.7% YOY rise in Poland, offsetting declines in Germany and France of 1.1% YOY and 1.4% YOY respectively. The Netherlands is the only country which has published April figures – production fell 0.8% YOY, a similar contraction as in the prior month.
According to the most recent data, French milk production rose 1% YOY in week 17 (ending 2 May 2021). That was the first increase since September last year. German supply fell 0.1% YOY in week 17 – on average, supply has been near flat since the start of April. AHDB reports UK production rose 1.1% YOY in the first 8 days of May after increasing 2.2% YOY in April.