The Danish dairy industry in numbers

An annual milk production of 5.69bn kg and an export income of DKK 26.5bn. 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 2023

Danish milk production and industry

Number of farms delivering milk: 2,312
Number of milk cows: 547,000
Total milk production: 5.69bn kg

Number of dairy companies: 23
Number of sites with dairy production: 48

Dairy production
Liquid milk products: 699mn kg
Butter: 96mn kg
Cheese: 497mn kg
Milk powder/preserved milk powder: 233mn kg

Dairy imports
Liquid milk products: 57mn kg
Butter: 11mn kg
Cheese: 109mn kg
Milk powder/preserved milk powder: 120mn kg

Dairy exports
Liquid milk products: 86mn kg
Butter: 68mn kg
Cheese: 455mn kg
Milk powder/preserved milk powder: 154mn kg 

Annual export revenues: DKK 26.5bn

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).