The industry in numbers

An annual milk production of 5.64bn kg and an export income of DKK 21.1bn. 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 2021

Danish milk production and industry

Number of farms delivering milk: 2,575
Number of milk cows: 559,000
Total milk production: 5.64bn kg

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

Dairy production
Liquid milk products: 771mn kg
Butter: 80mn kg
Cheese: 455mn kg
Milk powder/preserved milk powder: 258mn kg

Dairy imports
Liquid milk products: 54mn kg
Butter: 18mn kg
Cheese: 104mn kg
Milk powder/preserved milk powder: 78mn kg

Dairy exports
Liquid milk products: 127mn kg
Butter: 52mn kg
Cheese: 402mn kg
Milk powder/preserved milk powder: 187mn kg
Annual export revenues: DKK 21.1bn

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).