Milk and milk products, Slovenia, 2020

2.9% more cows’ milk collected in 2020 than in the previous year

More than 580,000 tons of cows’ milk were collected from agricultural holdings in 2020. Dairies increased the production of butter and acidified milk products, while the production of all other milk products decreased compared to 2019.

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Less milk collected from farms
More than 580,000 tons of milk were collected from agricultural holdings in 2020 (2.9% more than in 2019). For the fifth year in a row the share of milk collected by Slovene dairies increased over the previous year, this time to more than 72%. Almost 418,000 tons of milk were collected, 3.3% more than in the previous year.

In 2020, too, drinking milk production down by almost 4%
For the third consecutive year Slovene dairies produced less drinking milk than in the previous year. In 2020, around 157,900 tons of drinking milk were produced. This was around 6,500 tons less than in 2019.

Cream production about 2% lower than in the previous year 
Cream production dropped below 12,000 tons, just above which it stayed in the last six years. In 2020, cream production amounted to around 11,900 tons and was about 2% lower than in the previous year.

For the fifth consecutive year an increase in the production of acidified milk
In 2020, the production of acidified milk continued to increase. More than 46,200 tons of acidified milk were produced. Compared to the previous year, production increased by almost 1,200 tons (or almost 3%).

Compared to 2019, butter production up by almost 4%
Dairies produced almost 100 tons of butter more than in the previous year. Total production of butter and other yellow fat dairy products (in butter equivalent) amounted to more than 2,600 tons and was almost 4% higher than in 2019.

Dairies produced less cheese than in 2019 
Slovene dairies produced more than 300 tons less cheese than in the previous year. The total quantity of cheese produced in 2020 was around 15,800 tons, which was almost 2% less than in the previous year. Cheese production decreased by more than a third over the last 17 years.

Milk powder production also decreased in 2020
Milk powder production decreased by almost 12% compared to 2019 and remains very low.

Milk on the international market
We invite you to have a look at the data on the »EU Milk Market Observatory« site, where you will be able to find the latest data on the prices and quantity of milk and milk products. Dairies in the EU collected 1.7% more milk in the first eleven months of 2020 compared to the same period last year. The production of milk products also increased: dairies produced around 3% more drinking milk and butter and almost 2% more cheese. The production of cream and condensed milk decreased by about 1%.

Detailed data on the production of milk and milk products to be available at the end of June
Detailed data on the production of milk and milk products will be published at the end of June 2021. In that release we will also publish data on fat and protein content in milk and milk products and on its imports and exports.

SiStat tables with data on milk production in dairies




Cow’s milk collected from farms, Slovenia
Cow’s milk collected from farms, Slovenia
Source: SURS
Cow’s milk collected from farms, Slovenia
Cow’s milk collected from farms, Slovenia
Sources: SURS, CCIS – CAFE, ARSAMRD
Net production of drinking milk and acidified milk in Slovene dairies, Slovenia
Net production of drinking milk and acidified milk in Slovene dairies, Slovenia
Sources: SURS, CCIS – CAFE
Net production of cheese, cream and butter in Slovene dairies, Slovenia
Net production of cheese, cream and butter in Slovene dairies, Slovenia
Sources: SURS, CCIS – CAFE
Cow’s milk collected from farms, Slovenia
201920202020
2019
tonsindices
Total563,971580,110102.9
  Slovene dairies404,623417,857103.3
Sources: SURS, CCIS – CAFE
Average fat and protein content of milk collected by Slovene dairies, Slovenia
201920202020
2019
%indices
Fat4.144.1399.7
Protein3.393.43101.1
Sources: SURS, CCIS – CAFE
Net production of milk products in Slovene dairies, Slovenia
201920202020
2019
tonsindices
Drinking milk164,422157,93496.1
Cream12,15211,92298.1
Acidified milk45,03246,210102.6
Milk powderzz88.3
Butter – total (in butter equivalent)2,5372,630103.7
Cheese from cow’s milk only16,10415,79698.1
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Sources: SURS, CCIS – CAFE
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