Milk supply and dairy production by dairy factories

Milk supply and dairy production by dairy factories

Periods Milk supply Volume (1 000 kg) Milk supply Fat content (%) Milk supply Protein content (%) Dairy production Butter (1 000 kg) Dairy production Cheese (1 000 kg) Dairy production Milk powder Total Milk powder (1 000 kg) Dairy production Milk powder Whole milk powder (1 000 kg) Dairy production Milk powder Skimmed-milk powder (1 000 kg) Dairy production Concentrated milk (1 000 kg) Dairy production Whey powder (1 000 kg)
1995 10,811,000 4.40 3.48 132,300 682,900 154,000 121,900 32,100 353,100 126,700
2000 10,733,600 4.38 3.47 126,200 683,600 166,000 96,700 69,300 273,500 129,700
2005 10,478,900 4.39 3.49 118,800 672,200 160,400 107,200 53,200 291,800 68,316
2010 11,626,123 4.42 3.52 133,419 752,638 199,087 135,457 63,630 347,285 .
2015 13,330,873 4.38 3.53 147,577 844,974 204,231 135,660 68,571 407,775 .
2016 14,324,438 4.40 3.54 161,311 887,812 235,863 165,658 70,205 372,221 .
2017 14,295,931 4.37 3.56 149,015 874,238 249,887 184,146 65,740 366,985 .
2018 13,880,920 4.37 3.56 153,674 878,908 226,382 161,381 65,001 343,298 .
2019 13,802,159 4.41 3.58 136,524 920,809 243,958 177,122 66,836 390,833 .
2020 13,986,695 4.42 3.58 133,605 972,734 248,115 177,605 70,510 393,852 .
2021 May* 1,213,255 4.41 3.57 11,662 83,837 21,293 11,185 10,108 33,342 .
2021 June* 1,128,189 4.27 3.50 10,155 77,184 19,595 11,106 8,489 32,927 .
2021 July* 1,138,410 4.23 3.48 11,228 76,976 17,807 11,020 6,787 32,571 .
2021 August* 1,123,391 4.29 3.51 10,956 76,877 17,480 11,897 5,583 32,654 .
2021 September* 1,064,517 4.34 3.67 9,105 74,810 14,309 7,917 6,392 31,881 .
2021 October* 1,087,524 4.47 3.60 11,243 77,558 13,688 8,143 5,545 31,831 .
2021 November* 1,059,600 4.53 3.60 9,579 75,359 14,187 5,727 8,460 31,664 .
2021 December* 1,121,498 4.56 3.59 11,967 78,314 15,751 7,582 8,169 31,290 .
2021* 13,603,304 4.45 3.59 137,503 946,760 209,138 118,152 90,986 391,644 .
2022 January* 1,155,627 4.53 3.57 11,895 79,705 16,204 7,489 8,715 32,113 .
2022 February* 1,065,435 4.51 3.57 11,825 75,273 15,167 7,133 8,034 31,587 .
2022 March* 1,184,805 4.52 3.57 11,911 79,792 17,062 7,943 9,119 32,598 .
2022 April* 1,168,732 4.52 3.54 12,456 80,831 17,388 8,149 9,239 31,920 .
2022 May* 1,219,315 4.36 3.52 14,109 81,424 19,391 9,568 9,823 32,093 .
2022 June* 1,160,081 4.26 3.48 11,632 80,043 19,407 8,906 10,501 31,331 .
2022 July* 1,177,665 4.19 3.45 12,341 79,435 19,455 8,614 10,841 31,405 .
Source: © RVO
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Table description


In the Netherlands about 96 percent of all raw cow's milk from dairy farmers is delivered to dairy factories. The remaining 4 percent is kept by the dairy farmers themselves for their own use (to feed young cattle and/or manufacture dairy products). This table contains data about the volume of cow's milk delivered by dairy farmers and the products manufactured by the dairy industry in the Netherlands. The table contains monthly figures as well as yearly figures. The figures on raw cow's milk concern volume, protein content and fat content. Dairy products include butter, cheese, milk powder, concentrated milk and whey in powder or block form.

The data in this table are provided by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) gathers data for two series on dairy products, namely monthly statistics and yearly statistics. As the monthly figures are based on about 98 percent of all cow's milk delivered to dairy factories, a provisional adjustment is done by the Agency. This adjustment only concerns collected milk and these monthly figures are revised when the yearly figures become available.

The table does not contain figures about fresh products such as drinking milk for consumption or acidified milk products such as yoghurts.
Figures about these products are only available for the years 1995-1997.

Data available from: January 1995

Status of the figures:
The monthly figures are provisional at first publication.
Definite month and year figures are published in August/December of the following year.

Changes as of 15 September 2022:
The provisional figures of July 2022 have been added. The provisional figures of April 2022, May 2022 and June 2022 have been updated.

When will new figures be published?
Approximately six weeks after the month under review.

Description topics

Milk supply
Raw cow's milk collected from dairy farms and delivered to dairy
factories.
Volume
1000 kilograms = 971 litre.
Fat content
Fat content of raw cow's milk.
Protein content
Protein content (mainly casein) in raw cow's milk.
Casein, or curd, is an important milk protein that is used in the
process of making cheese from cow's milk.
Dairy production
The processing of raw cow's milk into dairy products such as butter,
processed cheese, milk powder, concentrated milk and whey by dairy
factories in the Netherlands.
NB. Provisional figures exclude, but definite figures include the products
of small dairy manufacturers.
Butter
All types of butter.
Cheese
Cheese made of cow's milk only.
Milk powder
There are four kinds of milk powder: cream milk powder, whole milk powder,
partly skimmed-milk powder and skimmed milk powder.
Skimmed milk powder is obtained by removing cream from milk. It also
includes buttermilk powder.
Total Milk powder
Whole milk powder
Milk powder with 1.5 percent or more fat.
Skimmed-milk powder
Milk powder with less than 1.5 percent fat.
Concentrated milk
Thickened milk or concentrated milk is a product obtained by partially
removing water. With or without a sugar supplement.
Milk for use in coffee is concentrated milk without a sugar supplement.
Whey powder
Whey (in powdered or block form) is a by-product of cheese making.
Whey powder is given in unprocessed form and does not include whey
powder that is low in sugar or salt. Figures about whey are only available
per year.