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Date Last Updated: 27-03-2018

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:

Not applicable

Legislative Basis European:

EU Directive 96/16/EC



Statistical Population:

All creameries and pasteurisers in Ireland

Sampling Frame:

List of all 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:


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:

Paul Deane

Contact Person Function:


Other Business Area Specialists:

Eamonn Dorney, Kevin Sheppard, Avril Grace, Barry O'Reilly

Contact email:

Contact phone number:

(+353) 21 453 5000