According to the European Commission (EC), in January 2018, the European Union (EU) purchased 107.55 million tons of milk, which is 1.5% or 1.5 million tons more than a year ago.
In August of this year, milk procurement in the EU was lower by 0.1% compared to the previous year.
In the meantime, in Latvia during the nine months of this year, 5% less milk was purchased in total than in 2017.
From the second quarter of the year, EU skimmed milk powder produced less monthly products than in 2017. In the meantime, the production of butter and cheese in the EU increased by 2% compared to the previous year. This year he also consumes milk and cream, but produces less sour milk.
Exports of EU main dairy products are lower than in 2017. Export of lentilated powdered milk from January to August fell by 1%, export of butter decreased by 12%, and cheese exports decreased by 0,8%. The EU also exported drinking milk by 4% less this year, 21% less condensed milk, while the total milk powder exports decreased by 14%.
Exports of EU food for children increased by 14% during the period, exports of yoghurts by 6% and exports of lactose by 4%. Export of EU borrowed milk to China increased by 3%, baby food exports to China by 27% and EU lactose in China at 65%.
EU exports of butter to Japan increased by 40%, and exports of EU cheese to Japan by 14%. Exports of raw products to the EU also rose to Lebanon, Switzerland, but fell 7% in the US, 15% in Chile, and 26% in Korea.
EU sown powdered milk in the EU is 19% more exported to Algeria this year, 56% in Singapore, 62% in Egypt, 62% in Bangladesh and 90% in Bangladesh.