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Milk production remained stable in the EU in the first half

Cow Milk
Published Sep 14, 2021

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Cow's milk deliveries to industries remained practically stable in the EU-27 in the first half of this year, with just an increase of 0.5% compared to the same period in 2020, according to data from the European Commission . The evolution is not the same in all the Member States, as some countries, such as Hungary, Greece, Latvia or Italy, register significant increases compared to last year.

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On the contrary, among the main producers, France shows a slight drop in its deliveries of 0.9% and Germany of 1.2%. With regard to Spain, data from the Ministry of Agriculture show a production of 3.8 million tons in the first half of the year, 0.2% less than in the same period of 2020 (despite the new 0.5% increase registered in June). This stability in Community milk deliveries has, however, been translated into declines in the production of the main dairy products. Between January and June, the production of skimmed milk powder (-3.7%), butter (-0.9%), liquid milk (-0.6%), fermented milk (-2%) and milk powder decreased whole (-12.1%); on the contrary, cheese (+ 2.9%), cream (+ 2.8%) and concentrated milk (+ 4.6%) increased. Slight price drop in June in Spain The price of cow's milk in Spain stood at an average of 0.332 euros / liter, which represents a further slight fall compared to May (0.335) and maintains the seasonal downward trend. However, this is a higher level than in ...
Source: Agropopular
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