Global milk deliveries
Updated 2 April 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 January were up on last year. In total, an average of 808 million litres were delivered per day across the five key regions, 1.4% more than last January.
- Year on year growth was reported in the majority of key regions in January, with the exception of the UK and New Zealand.
- New Zealand deliveries were down 0.7% with dry weather impacting production. Extra feeding helped mitigate the impacts of lost grazing.
- January production for the EU (excluding UK) was up 2.1% from last year. Most of the larger producing nations, including France, Germany, Poland and the Netherlands, saw production growth in the month.
- The latest EU-28 volumes are estimated, based on 97% of delivery volumes.
- The tracker is a baseline for comparing against actual production, not a forecast of milk production.
- The baseline is calculated using five-year averages of month-on-month movements in milk production, providing information on a typical milk year in each of the key regions.