Milk and milk products, June 2022
In June, too, less milk collected than a year ago
Around 48,400 tonnes of milk was collected from agricultural holdings in June, which was almost 3% less than a year ago. Dairies decreased the production of drinking milk and cheese and increased the production of butter and acidified milk.
In June 2022, again, 2.9% less milk was collected than in the same month of last year. Milk collection has not decreased that substantially since 2018. Compared to the previous month, 6.7% less milk was collected. Due to drought, we expect lower production of milk also in the coming months. In the first half of the year, 1.3% less milk was collected than in the same period last year.
Less drinking milk and cheese, more butter and acidified milk
Dairies decreased the production of drinking milk by almost 11% and of cheese by almost 3%. On the other hand, the production of butter increased by 10% and of acidified milk 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 drinking milk by 15%, of cream by more than 11% and of cheese by almost 2%. They increased the production of butter by almost 28% and of acidified milk by more than 12%.
In the first half of the year, lower production of drinking milk and cream and higher production of cheese and acidified milk
In the first six months, dairies produced almost 5,200 tonnes less drinking milk than in the same period last year. This is a decline of more than 6%. Cream production was lower by more than 11% and butter production by almost 2%. On the other hand, dairies produced more than 500 tonnes more cheese (almost 7% more), more than 600 tonnes more fermented milk products (almost 3% more) and almost 19% more milk powder.
Average price of raw milk in the EU is still rising
In the first five months of 2022, dairies in the EU collected 0.8% less cows’ milk and decreased the production of milk products (with the exception of cream). In May 2022, dairies collected 1.6% less milk than a year ago. Average price of raw milk in the EU increased by 3.6% to EUR 0.476 per kg and is expected to increase again in June and July.
Table with the latest data is available in the SiStat Database.
Cow’s milk collected from farms, Slovenia
Average fat and protein content of milk collected by Slovene dairies, Slovenia
Net production of milk products in Slovene dairies, Slovenia
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.