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Date Last Updated: 07-05-2024

Survey Name:

Milk Statistics

Survey purpose:

The survey's primary purpose is to provide information on the amount of cow's milk processed by dairy processors, which in turn gives an indication of the amount of milk being produced by Irish farmers

Legislative Basis National:

Legislative Basis European:

EU Directive 96/16/EC



Statistical Population:

Creameries and pasteurisers in Ireland

Sampling Frame:

List of creameries and pasteurisers maintained by the section. Births as per Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine

Reference Area:


Time Coverage:


Base Period:

Not applicable

Sector Coverage:

Not applicable

Survey Size:

Approx 30 creameries

Principal Variables:

Milk intake, fat content, milk sold, butter

Principal External Users:

Eurostat, Media

Contact Organisation:

Central Statistics Office

Business Area:

Business Statistics

Contact Person:

Giselle Myles

Contact Person Function:


Other Business Area Specialists:

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 21 453 5000