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CSO statistical release, 29 March 2018, 11am

Milk Statistics

February 2018

Domestic Milk Intake
2017 2018 % change
million litres  
February272.9279.42.4%
January-February421.6 445.2 5.6%

Domestic milk intake is up by 2.4 % in February 2018

Figure 1
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Domestic milk intake by creameries and pasteurisers was estimated at 279.4 million litres for February 2018. This was 2.4 % above the corresponding 2017 figure. See graph opposite.

Comparing the February 2018 milk produce figures with those for February 2017 shows that:

  • Total milk sold for human consumption increased by 6.0 % to 43.3 million litres.
  • Butter production was down 1.4 % to 8,420 tonnes.

See Table 1 for more details.

The information used to compile this release was collected under EU Directive 96/16/EC.