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CSO statistical release, , 11am

Milk Statistics

October 2018

Domestic Milk Intake
2017 2018 % change
million litres  
October534.3642.420.2%
January-October6,676.2 6,864.8 2.8%

Domestic Milk Intake is up by 20.2 % in October 2018

Figure 1
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Domestic milk intake by creameries and pasteurisers was estimated at 642.4 million litres for October 2018. This was 20.2 % above the corresponding 2017 figure. See graph opposite.

Comparing the October 2018 milk produce figures with those for October 2017 shows that:

  • Total milk sold for human consumption decreased by 0.3 % to 44.8 million litres.
  • Butter production was up 15.5 % to 20,000 tonnes.

See Table 1 for more details.

The information used to compile this release was collected under EU Directive 96/16/EC.