Milk and milk product statistics

56 million litres of milk produced in December

Agriculture & fishery
56 million litres of milk produced in December

56.5 million litres of milk were produced in December 2020. The major part of it (33.4 million litres, or 60.5%) was semi-skimmed milk.

Whole milk accounted for 33.7% of the total production and skimmed milk for 6.7%.

Besides, 10.3 million litres of chocolate milk were produced, as well as 20.4 million litres of cream, 19.6 million litres of fermented milk, 3.6 million litres of yoghurt, 8,293 tonnes of cheese and 7,852 tonnes of butter (farm butter and blended butter).

Purpose and brief description

Dairy statistics show the quantity of milk and cream collected from dairy farms and the products thereof (cow’s milk on a monthly basis, other than cow’s milk on an annual basis).

Population

All dairy processing plants in Belgium

Periodicity

Annually; Monthly.

Release calendar

Results available 6 months after the reference period

Definitions

Collection of milk and cream: Quantity: Quantity of milk and cream collected in litres

Collection of milk and cream: Fat: Fat content of the milk and cream collected in kg

Production: Quantity: Quantity of dairy products in litres or kg

Production: Stocks at the end of the year: Quantity of dairy products in stock at the end of the year in litres or kg

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