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|Domestic Milk Intake||2014||2015||% change|
Domestic milk intake by creameries and pasteurisers was estimated at 772.0 million litres for July 2015. This was 12.2% above the corresponding 2014 figure. See graph opposite.
Comparing the July 2015 milk produce figures with those for July 2014 shows that:
See Table 1 for more details.
The information used to compile this release was collected under EU Directive 96/16/EC.
|Table 1 Milk Statistics|
|Domestic milk intake||2013||million||125.5||222.9||468.1||568.7||733.2||700.9||652.7||592.7||498.5||418.3||276.4||164.8||5422.7|
|by creameries and||2014||litres||132.0||214.0||470.7||697.0 ¹||785.5||732.4 ¹||688.0 ¹||608.2 ¹||519.2 ¹||426.3 ¹||237.7 ¹||137.6||5648.5 ¹|
|pasteurisers||2015||114.8 ¹||215.1||454.0 ¹||784.3 ¹||875.1 ¹||824.2 ¹||772.0|
|Imported milk intake ²||2013||million||34.1||35.0||37.1||37.7||39.1||39.8||36.9||31.1||26.8||28.3||32.4||32.2||410.5|
|Total milk sold for human||2013||million||40.8||37.2||41.2||40.2||41.0||39.1||39.5||40.7||39.1||40.5||40.5||39.4||479.1|
|Whole milk sales||2014||litres||23.5||21.3||25.4||21.9||24.9||24.3||23.3||23.2||23.2||23.6||24.1||23.3||282.0|
|Skimmed & semi-||2013||million||15.4||14.3||15.9||15.4||15.6||14.7||15.0||16.6||16.2||16.9||16.6||16.1||188.7|
|skimmed milk sales||2014||litres||16.9||15.4||18.7||15.0||17.4||16.2||16.5||16.0||16.0||16.5||17.1||16.2||197.7|
|Skimmed milk powder||2013||'000||*||*||3.0||4.6||8.1||6.0||6.2||5.1||3.7||*||*||4.3||49.5|
|2015||1.7||1.1||2.9||14.8||20.4 ¹||20.9 ¹||17.5|
|2 Raw milk imports and imported milk for processing on contract. This does not include imported packaged milk for retail sale.|
|3 Does not include imported packaged milk for retail sale.|
|EU Milk intake by creameries and pasteurisers||‘000 tonnes|
|Country||Jan-May 2014||Jan-May 2015||% change|
|European Union 1||63,111||63,066||-0.1|
|France||11,175 3||11,016 3||-1.4|
|Latvia||308 3||304 3||-1.2|
|United Kingdom||6,331 3||6,385 3||0.9|
|Source: New Cronos database, Eurostat (except Ireland and European Union total, CSO).|
|1 Figures for EU include provisional UK, Italy, Spain, France and Latvia figures, estimated Belgium figures and exclude Malta.|
The monthly milk and milk products inquiry is a census of all creameries and pasteurisers.
Whole milk purchased by creameries and pasteurisers from domestic producers through collection depots and separating stations including whole milk obtained from herds owned by the creameries and pasteurisers. The fat content of the whole milk is also collected. To convert milk intake from million litres to ‘000 tonnes use the following formula:
1 tonne liquid milk = 971.164 litres.
Milk with less than or equal to 0.3% fat content.
Milk with between 1.5% and 1.8% fat content.
Milk powder with not more than 1.5% milk fat content.
The cheese figures are not adjusted to a calendar month basis.
Raw milk imports and imported milk for processing on contract. This does not include milk already packaged for retail sale.
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