During the four months of this year the volume of raw materials which have arrived for processing in the EU-27 increased by 5.58% compared to the same period of 2015. In the first quarter grew by 7.2%.
Milk production in the EU is beginning to slow. It is influenced by market conditions and internal events. In mid-April, the European Commission has given the right to co-operatives and associations to regulate production.
In Germany, the supply of milk for processing in April reached 2778.05 thousand tons, which is 1.64% lower than in March, but still above last year’s level -. 2.33%. In general, four months in Germany production is higher than the level in 2015 at 5.76%.
Ireland, a country that since the quotas showed the most impressive growth, in April reduced milk yield by 4.11% compared to the same month of 2015, while the first four months of delivery of raw material for processing is by 14.4% higher.
In the UK milk deliveries fell compared with March by 1.01% to 1286.5 thous. Tons. Compared with them decreased by 3.38% last year.
In France, production in April was higher than in March only 0.6%. Shipments amounted to 2237.7 thous. Tons.
In general, in April 2016 reduced the production of Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Greece, Spain, Croatia, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland, Sweden.