Milk and milk products, October 2022

Decrease in collected cows’ milk also in October

Around 45,700 tonnes of milk was collected in October, which was 3.8% less than a year ago. Dairies increased the production of cheese and acidified milk and decreased production of all other milk products groups in first ten months. 

  • 30 November 2022 at 10:30
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  • provisional data
Substantial decrease in the quantity of collected cows’ milk

Compared to October 2021, 3.8% less milk was collected. Compared to the previous month, 2.4% more milk was collected. Due to drought, lower production of milk is expected also in the last two months of this year. In the first ten months, 2.2% less milk was collected than in the same period last year. 

Dairies mainly produced more butter and less acidified milk than in the previous month

Dairies increased the production of milk powder by more than 50%, of butter by more than 15% and of drinking milk by almost 7%. On the other hand, acidified milk production decreased by almost 10% over the previous month. 

At the annual level mostly lower production 

Compared to October 2021, dairies decreased the production of cream by almost 12% and of cheese by more than 7%. Dairies increased the production of milk powder by almost 52%.

In the first ten months, less drinking milk, cream and butter, and more cheese and acidified milk products

In the first ten months, dairies produced almost 8% less drinking milk. Cream production was lower by almost 13% and butter production by about 6%. On the other hand, dairies produced almost 4% more cheese and about 1% more acidified milk products.

Average price of raw milk in the EU is still rising

In the first nine months of this year, dairies in the EU collected 0.4% less cows’ milk and decreased the production of all groups of milk products except cream. Austria increased their collected milk quantities the most (by 3.2%), while in Croatia it decreased the most (by 5.5% in the first nine months). In September, dairies collected 0.5% more milk than a year ago. Average price of raw milk in the EU increased for the 20th month in a row, this time by 4.0% to EUR 0.545 per kg. An additional slight price increase is expected also in October.

The 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
X 21IX 22X 22I–X 21I–X 22X 22 
IX 22
X 22
X 21
I–X 22
I–X 21
tonnesgrowth rate (%)
Total47,56744,67145,748495,622484,6192.4-3.8-2.2
  Slovene dairies32,96529,87930,558350,543335,6472.3-7.3-4.2
Average fat and protein content of milk collected by Slovene dairies, Slovenia
X 21IX 22X 22I–X 21I–X 22X 22 
IX 22
X 22
X 21
I–X 22
I–X 21
%growth rate (%)
Fat4.264.134.234.144.152.4-0.70.3
Protein3.483.393.463.403.382.1-0.6-0.6
Net production of milk products in Slovene dairies, Slovenia
X 21IX 22X 22I–X 21I–X 22X 22 
IX 22
X 22
X 21
I–X 22
I–X 21
tonnesgrowth rate (%)
Drinking milk11,77810,97311,692133,919123,6526.6-0.7-7.7
Cream9178338119,9588,708-2.7-11.6-12.6
Acidified milk3,5493,9763,59338,72639,071-9.61.20.9
Milk powderzzzzz50.551.7-11.3
Butter – total (in butter equivalent)2271962271,8771,77415.3-0.3-5.5
Cheese from cow’s milk only1,2791,2021,18812,84013,311-1.1-7.13.7
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METHODOLOGICAL NOTE
Monthly data for 2022 are provisional. With each 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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