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CSO statistical release, , 11am

Milk Statistics

December 2019

Domestic Milk Intake
2018 2019 % change
million litres  
December258.5243.8-5.7%
January-December7,585.0 7,989.6 5.3%

Domestic Milk Intake is down by 5.7% in December 2019

Figure 1
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Domestic milk intake by creameries and pasteurisers was estimated at 243.8 million litres for December 2019. This was 5.7% below the corresponding 2018 figure. See graph opposite.

Comparing the December 2019 milk produce figures with those for December 2018 shows that:

  • Total milk sold for human consumption decreased by 2.9% to 42.8 million litres.
  • Butter production was down 19.3% to 11,240 tonnes.

See Table 1 for more details.

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