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CSO statistical release, , 11am

Milk Statistics

February 2021

Domestic Milk Intake
2020 2021 % change
million litres  
February331.7346.24.4%
January - February507.9 534.7 5.3%

Domestic Milk Intake up by 4.4% in February 2021

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Domestic milk intake by creameries and pasteurisers was estimated at 346.2 million litres for February 2021. This represents an increase of 4.4% over February 2020. See figure 1.

The Protein content increased from 3.38% in February 2020 to 3.44% in February 2021. The Fat content also increased from 4.29% to 4.45%.

During the period January to February 2021, domestic intake was estimated at 534.7 million litres, an increase of 5.3% when compared to the corresponding period of 2020.

Comparing the February 2021 milk produce figures with those for February 2020 shows that:

  • Whole milk sales decreased by 1% to 25.6 million litres.

See Table 1 for more details.

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