Global milk deliveries

Updated 23 September 2020

Trends in global milk supplies impact on prices. Deliveries in the five key exporting regions are tracked to provide an overview of current production levels and trends in global milk supplies.

The milk production regions included are the EU-28, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and the United States. Combined, they account for more than 65% of global milk production and around 80% of global exports of dairy products.


  • Global milk deliveries in July were 2.0% higher than last year, equivalent to 14.9m litres more per day. In total across the six key regions, deliveries reached 759 million litres per day.
  • Both the EU and the US saw strong milk production in July, up by 1.8% and 2% respectively from previous year levels. The UK recorded the only year on year decline in production, down by 0.4m litres per day.
  • Argentina continues to record good growth, although this is comparison to low production volumes last year.

Additional information

  • The tracker is a baseline for comparing against actual production, not a forecast of milk production.
  • The baseline is calculated using historic month-on-month movements in milk production, providing information on a typical milk year in each of the key regions. 

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