EU Milk Composition

Published 3 January 18

Butterfat

For monthly average butterfat percentage by country click here.

EU Butterfat (%)

 

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

Apr

3.94

3.95

3.99

3.96

May

3.89

3.87

3.93

3.91

Jun

3.84

3.83

3.87

3.84

Jul

3.82

3.81

3.83

3.82

Aug

3.84

3.82

3.86

3.85

Sep

3.91

3.93

3.93

3.96

Oct

3.99

4.05

4.07

4.06

Nov

4.04

4.09

4.13

 

Dec

4.04

4.09

4.13

 

Jan

4.03

4.08

4.10

 

Feb

4.01

4.05

4.06

 

Mar

3.99

4.04

4.00

 

Average*

3.95

3.97

3.99

3.89

 

Protein

For more information on protein levels by country click here.

EU Protein (%)

 

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

Apr

3.32

3.33

3.34

3.36

May

3.32

3.31

3.33

3.34

Jun

3.29

3.30

3.29

3.31

Jul

3.27

3.27

3.28

3.29

Aug

3.30

3.29

3.31

3.32

Sep

3.38

3.37

3.37

3.41

Oct

3.42

3.44

3.45

3.46

Nov

3.42

3.43

3.47

 

Dec

3.41

3.41

3.44

 

Jan

3.37

3.39

3.42

 

Feb

3.36

3.36

3.39

 

Mar

3.34

3.36

3.36

 

Average*

3.35

3.35

3.37

3.34

Source: Eurostat

 Notes:

All figures subject to retrospective changes.

*Averages given are not weighted averages

Figures are rounded and the reported changes in the text may differ due to rounding.

Malta data is included from the beginning of the 2014/15 milk year.