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Milk and milk products, Slovenia, April 2020

1.1% more milk collected in April 2020 compared to April 2019

Around 49,600 tons of milk was collected from agricultural holdings in April 2020. Slovene dairies collected more than 76% of this milk and also increased production of butter and cheese and decreased production of drinking milk, cream and acidified milk products compared to April 2019.

  • 5/29/2020
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  • provisional data
Quantity of milk collected from farms increased also in April 2020
In April 2020 around 49,600 tons of cows’ milk was collected from agricultural holdings, which was 1.1% more than in April 2019 and 2% less as in previous month. Slovene dairies collected more than 76% of this milk.

In April 2020 the fat content of milk decreased and protein content increased compared to April 2019
Milk collected in April 2020 contained 4.17% of fat and 3.42% of protein. Compared to milk collected in previous month both shares decreased, while compared to milk collected in April 2019 fat content in milk decreased and protein content increased.

Compared to previous month dairies decreased production of milk products in April 2020
In April dairies increased only production of milk powder, while production of other milk products decreased compared to previous month. The production of fresh milk products decreased the most: dairies produced around 10% less drinking milk, almost 16% less cream and almost 8% less acidified milk. Also production of butter and cheese decreased by around 1%. 

Compared to April 2019 decreased production of fresh milk products and increased production of other groups of milk products

Also compared to April 2019 production of fresh products decreased: dairies produced around 5% less drinking milk and acidified milk and more than 7% less cream.  Production of other milk products groups increased: dairies produced more than 4-times more milk powder, 22% more butter and more than 4% more cheese.

Milk on the international market
We invite you to have a look at the data on the »EU Milk Market Observatory« site, where you can find the latest data on the prices and quantity of milk and milk products. Dairies in EU collected 2.8% more cows’ milk in first three months of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019 and also increased production of milk products. Average price of raw milk in the EU decreased in March 2020 (by 2.2%). It was EUR 0.344 per kg and is expected to decrease also in April 2020.
Cow's milk collected from farms, Slovenia
Cow's milk collected from farms, Slovenia
Source: SURS
Cow’s milk collected from farms, Slovenia
IV 19III 20IV 20I–IV 19I–IV 20IV 20 
III 20
IV 20
IV 19
I–IV 20
I–IV 19
tonsindices
Total49,10750,66049,632189,627194,73398.0101.1102.7
  Slovene dairies35,74439,45537,806134,937146,65695.8105.8108.7
Sources: SURS, SCCIS – CAFE, ARSAMRD
Average fat and protein content of milk collected by Slovene dairies, Slovenia
IV 19III 20IV 20I–IV 19I–IV 20IV 20 
III 20
IV 20
IV 19
I–IV 20
I–IV 19
%indices
Fat4.164.184.174.224.2099.8100.299.4
Protein3.373.433.423.413.4599.7101.5101.1
Sources: SURS, CCIS – CAFE, ARSAMRD
Net production of milk products in Slovene dairies, Slovenia
IV 19III 20IV 20I–IV 19I–IV 20IV 20 
III 20
IV 20
IV 19
I–IV 20
I–IV 19
tonsindices
Drinking milk14,53115,46913,86558,18955,71389.695.495.7
Cream1,0061,1049323,8663,89884.492.6100.8
Acidified milk3,9614,0763,76714,62514,97492.495.1102.4
Milk powderzzzzz256.4451.9144.6
Butter – total (in butter equivalent)20825825482286498.5122.0105.1
Cheese from cow’s milk only1,3801,4481,4385,1615,31799.3104.2103.0
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Sources: SURS, CCIS – CAFE
METHODOLOGICAL NOTE
Monthly data for 2019 are provisional. With each First Release the data can be corrected and completed with new data. Final data for 2019 will be published by 14 February 2020.

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