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 .
2020 May* 1,213,582 4.34 3.58 11,380 82,651 22,812 16,804 6,008 27,135 .
2020 June* 1,154,848 4.35 3.53 9,764 80,349 18,420 14,842 3,578 29,217 .
2020 July* 1,174,749 4.25 3.51 9,905 81,465 18,324 12,211 6,113 27,830 .
2020 August* 1,140,336 4.21 3.47 10,705 77,777 19,422 13,248 6,174 27,675 .
2020 September* 1,110,376 4.33 3.57 9,523 78,013 17,997 13,533 4,464 25,426 .
2020 October* 1,134,127 4.50 3.64 12,115 80,873 20,373 13,191 7,182 27,598 .
2020 November* 1,101,883 4.53 3.65 11,132 77,520 18,300 12,853 5,447 28,079 .
2020 December* 1,166,725 4.57 3.65 11,962 82,118 21,673 16,526 5,147 24,243 .
2020* 13,959,632 4.42 3.58 131,713 951,923 249,284 178,192 71,092 330,848 .
2021 January* 1,187,954 4.58 3.65 13,174 83,896 18,373 10,564 7,809 35,531 .
2021 February* 1,081,786 4.60 3.64 11,569 74,545 16,727 9,986 6,741 33,323 .
2021 March* 1,214,580 4.57 3.62 13,382 84,301 18,116 10,903 7,213 31,265 .
2021 April* 1,182,600 4.53 3.63 13,483 83,103 21,812 12,122 9,690 33,365 .
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 2021:
The provisional figures of July 2021 have been added. The provisional figures of April 2021, May 2021 and June 2021 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, including soft curd cheese.
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.