The industry in numbers

An annual milk production of 5.66bn kg and an export income of 19.9bn. Key figures give a quick overview of the Danish dairy industry while dairy statistics give a detailed insight in milk production as well as the exports, imports, production and consumption of a wide range of dairy products.

Key figures 2020

Danish milk production and industry

Number of farms delivering milk: 2,691
Number of milk cows: 565,000
Total milk production: 5.66bn kg

Number of dairy companies: 24
Number of sites with dairy production: 49

Dairy production
Liquid milk products: 786mn kg
Butter: 73mn kg
Cheese: 468mn kg
Milk powder/preserved milk powder: 253mn kg

Dairy imports
Liquid milk products: 55mn kg
Butter: 17mn kg
Cheese: 101mn kg
Milk powder/preserved milk powder: 68mn kg

Dairy exports
Liquid milk products: 106mn kg
Butter: 48mn kg
Cheese: 399mn kg
Milk powder/preserved milk powder: 194mn kg
Annual export revenues: DKK 19.9bn

Danish dairy statistics

"Dairy statistics" is a work of reference with figures concerning practically all aspects of the Danish milk sector - from raw milk production in the cowsheds to the domestic consumption of dairy products and a detailed insight into Danish dairy exports.

The statistics are divided into 10 main chapters for easy reference.

Download the current version of the dairy statistics (pdf).