The industry in numbers

An annual milk production of 5.61bn kg and an export income of 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 2018 

Danish milk production and industry

Number of farms delivering milk: 2,953
Number of milk cows: 570,000
Total milk production: 5.61bn kg

Number of dairy companies: 26
Number of sites with dairy production: 52

Dairy production 
Liquid milk products: 804mn kg
Butter: 74mn kg
Cheese: 452mn kg
Milk powder/preserved milk powder: 268mn kg

Dairy imports
Liquid milk products: 59mn kg
Butter: 10mn kg
Cheese: 102mn kg
Milk powder/preserved milk powder: 60mn kg

Dairy exports
Liquid milk products: 117mn kg
Butter: 53mn kg
Cheese: 387mn kg
Milk powder/preserved milk powder: 208mn 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 6.4 MB).