Milk: production more than 2% lower, export down by more than 5% and import by more than 18% compared to 2018
In 2019 more than 164,400 tons of drinking milk were produced or more than 2% less than in 2018. The share of whole milk production has been increasing since 2010. In 2019, whole milk represented almost 84% of total drinking milk production. The production of semi-skimmed milk went down by 16% over the previous year.
Almost 291,000 tons of milk were exported from Slovenia in 2019 (more than 5% less than in 2018), of that almost 221,000 tons of whole milk in bulk. Around 36,000 tons of milk were imported (more than 18% less than in the previous year).
Cream production almost the same for the sixth straight yearAcidified milk production up in 2019 as well
Dairies produced around 12,200 tons of cream for the sixth straight year. The production of cream with more than 29% of fat decreased by more than 4%, while the production of sour cream increased by more than 5%. Slovenia is a net importer of cream; in 2019 more than 4,700 tons of cream was imported and more than 700 tons of cream was exported. Both quantities increased by more than 10% over the previous year.
Acidified milk production increased by more than 3% and amounted to more than 45,000 tons in 2019. The production of acidified milk with additives increased by almost 9% and the production of acidified milk without additives by less than 1%. The import of acidified milk increased by more than 5% and amounted to almost 13,700 tons. The export of acidified milk also increased to almost 16,600 tons (almost 4% increase compared to 2018). In 2019 cheese import surpassed cheese production by Slovene dairies by more than 10,600 tons
The total quantity of produced cheese decreased by more than 400 tons (or almost 3%) to around 16,100 tons. The production of matured cheese decreased by more than 500 tons, while the production of fresh cheese increased. The import of cheese amounted to more than 26,700 tons and decreased slightly compared to the previous year. This was the first decrease after 2011. Also the export of cheese decreased: almost 9,300 tons of cheese were exported (almost 10% decrease over 2018).In 2019 lower production of butter and dairy spreads and increased import and export
In 2019 dairies produced almost 2% less butter and dairy spreads. While currently the production of butter and dairy spreads is still higher than the import, the difference is decreasing due to increased import in the last few years. In 2019 almost 2,300 tons of butter and dairy spreads were imported, which was less than 1% more than in 2018. The export of butter and dairy spreads in the last seven years was below 200 tons.Production of other milk products up by 21% compared to 2018
Mainly the production of drinks with milk base increased as did the production of milk powder (by almost 51%).
In 2019 total values of export and import were almost the same: more than EUR 171 million of milk and milk products was exported and imported
The total value of import decreased by more than 1%, while the value of exported milk and milk products increased by more than 1%. Despite total value being almost the same, the structure of import and export differs considerably. The main Slovenian export product was still whole milk in bulk; its export value in 2019 was almost EUR 80 million. The main dairy import is still cheese. In 2019 the value of imported cheese was almost EUR 102 million (over EUR 3 million more than in the previous year).
Besides the data on the production of milk and milk products and on import and export, in the SiStat Database we also publish detailed data on fat and protein content in milk products
Detailed data on external trade
are also available in the SiStat Database