Milk supply and dairy production by dairy factories


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 June 2020:
The provisional figures of April 2020 have been added. The provisional figures of January 2020, February 2020 and March 2020 have been updated.

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

Milk supply and dairy production by dairy factories

Periods Milk supplyVolume (1 000 kg) Milk supplyFat content (%) Milk supplyProtein content (%) Dairy productionButter (1 000 kg) Dairy productionCheese (1 000 kg) Dairy productionMilk powderTotal Milk powder (1 000 kg) Dairy productionMilk powderWhole milk powder (1 000 kg) Dairy productionMilk powderSkimmed-milk powder (1 000 kg) Dairy productionConcentrated milk (1 000 kg) Dairy productionWhey 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 January* 1,166,567 4.53 3.62 11,339 78,357 19,704 14,318 5,386 32,601 .
2019 February* 1,086,779 4.53 3.60 11,537 72,879 17,742 12,305 5,437 31,900 .
2019 March* 1,187,367 4.49 3.59 12,634 77,314 20,534 14,907 5,627 32,300 .
2019 April* 1,173,110 4.39 3.59 12,455 77,419 20,081 14,073 6,008 32,182 .
2019* 13,787,769 4.41 3.58 137,837 897,405 242,931 177,691 65,240 381,982 .
2020 January* 1,204,924 4.53 3.60 11,057 74,254 23,200 16,656 6,544 34,138 .
2020 February* 1,142,680 4.49 3.59 10,655 71,556 24,312 17,140 7,172 24,515 .
2020 March* 1,223,020 4.52 3.60 11,654 74,716 21,722 14,687 7,035 27,929 .
2020 April* 1,192,746 4.43 3.60 12,192 69,297 24,694 16,209 8,485 27,002 .
Source: © RVO
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