February 2023 EU-27 + UK Milk Production Snapshot

February 2023 EU-27 + UK Milk Production Snapshot

  • The 2023 trend continues, with European milk growing again in February, UP 1.0% YoY, the sixth consecutive month of gains. German milk flows are almost matching the highs recorded during 2020, building by 2.3% YoY in February ’23, while Italian milk flows surprised the market with 1% growth.

  • The Netherlands production figures continue to impress, also returning to and eclipsing 2020 levels. Poland also posted notable gains for February, marking a strong start for the year with figures above the previous three years.

  • On trend, it is the same major producers lagging in February as was recorded in January, with France’s sliding 1%, the third consecutive YoY decrease. Ireland lagged behind the previous season’s mark, but against a tough comparable, with Feb 2023’s figure significantly above 2019 through 2021 figures.

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