Milk and milk products, May 2022

In May, too, less milk collected than a year ago

Around 51,900 tons of milk was collected from agricultural holdings in May, which was 2.9% less than a year ago. Dairies decreased the production of drinking milk, cream and butter, and increased the production of cheese and milk powder.

  • 30 June 2022 at 10:30
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  • provisional data
In May, too, less milk collected than a year ago

In May 2022, 2.9% less milk was collected than in May 2021. Milk collection has not decreased that substantially since 2018. Compared to the previous month, 2.5% more milk was collected. This seasonal increase was lower than usual and considering weather conditions, we expect lower production of milk also in the coming months. In first five months of 2022, 1% less milk was collected than in the same period last year. 

Less drinking milk, butter and cream, more cheese and particularly milk powder

Dairies decreased the production of butter by more than 23%, of drinking milk by more than 10% and of cream by more than 4%. On the other hand, the production of milk powder increased by almost 184% and of cheese by more than 8%.

At the annual level similar trends as at the monthly level

Compared to the previous month, dairies decreased the production of butter by more than 22%, of drinking milk by more than 13%, of cream by almost 13% and of acidified milk by almost 5%.They increased the production of milk powder by more than 119% and of cheese by more than 7%.

Average price of raw milk in the EU is still rising

In the first four months of 2022 Dairies in the EU collected 0.6% less cows’ milk and decreased the production of milk products (with the exception of cream). In April 2022, dairies collected 1.6% less milk than a year ago. Average price of raw milk in the EU increased by 5.7% to EUR 0.460 per kg and is expected to increase again in May and June 2022.

Table with the latest data is available in the SiStat Database.
Cow's milk collected from farms, Slovenia
Cow's milk collected from farms, Slovenia
Cow’s milk collected from farms, Slovenia
V 21IV 22V 22I–V 21I–V 22V 22 
IV 22
V 22
V 21
I–V 22
I–V 21
tonnesgrowth rate (%)
Total53,45450,62951,912251,875249,3872.5-2.9-1.0
  Slovene dairies38,24035,28636,615177,996176,3743.8-4.3-0.9
Average fat and protein content of milk collected by Slovene dairies, Slovenia
V 21IV 22V 22I–V 21I–V 22V 22 
IV 22
V 22
V 21
I–V 22
I–V 21
%growth rate (%)
Fat4.154.214.104.204.21-2.6-1.20.3
Protein3.383.393.343.453.41-1.5-1.2-1.0
Net production of milk products in Slovene dairies, Slovenia
V 21IV 22V 22I–V 21I–V 22V 22 
IV 22
V 22
V 21
I–V 22
I–V 21
tonnesgrowth rate (%)
Drinking milk14,46014,00412,56670,67267,458-10.3-13.1-4.5
Cream9999138745,0324,473-4.2-12.5-11.1
Acidified milk4,1043,8963,91618,89119,0370.5-4.60.8
Milk powderzzzzz183.9119.210.1
Butter – total (in butter equivalent)182185142944891-23.3-22.1-5.7
Cheese from cow’s milk only1,3571,3481,4586,2726,8028.27.48.4
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METHODOLOGICAL NOTE
Monthly data for 2022 are provisional. With each First Release the data can be corrected and completed with new data. Final data for 2022 will be published by 14 February 2023.

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