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New Zealand: Milk Production

This page contains data regarding New Zealand milk production.

The first graph show the milk production through a three-year perspective, while the second one shows the monthly % changes.

The tables record the milk production organised by dairy season (June-May), by calendar year, expressed in two units: thousand of tons of milk, and tons of Milksolids (milkfat + protein).

The last graph shows the historical evolution of the number of dairy cows in New Zealand.



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Month2 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 ± % on
2022/23
± % on
2021/22
June 198 226 230 234 234 230 -1,7% -1,7%
July 262 274 286 305 288 286 -0,7% -6,2%
August 1.383 1.394 1.468 1.397 1.329 1.301 -2,1% -6,9%
September 2.682 2.664 2.708 2.590 2.507 2.497 -0,4% -3,6%
October 3.299 3.213 3.240 3.133 3.025 3.016 -0,3% -3,7%
November 2.995 3.003 2.928 2.884 2.834 2.820 -0,5% -2,2%
December 2.735 2.722 2.741 2.603 2.588 2.612 +0,9% +0,3%
January 2.471 2.454 2.474 2.324 2.352 2.324 -1,2% -
February 1.875 1.875 1.932 1.773 1.814 1.914 +5,5% +8,0%
March 1.713 1.680 1.844 1.809 1.815 1.752 -3,5% -3,2%
April 1.364 1.356 1.514 1.429 1.526 1.463 -4,1% +2,4%
May 868 905 974 911 978 917 -6,2% +0,7%
Total Year 21.845 21.766 22.339 21.392 21.290 21.132
previous %   -0,4% +2,6% -4,2% -0,5% -0,7%
Last update: 20-06-2024
1) change from the same period of previous year
2) Dairy Season Year from June 1 to May 31
Source: DCANZ
Month2 2018/19 2019/20 2020/21 2021/22 2022/23 2023/24 ± % on
2022/23
± % on
2021/22
June 17.565 19.917 20.321 20.642 20.872 20.784 -0,4% +0,7%
July 22.470 23.539 24.795 26.600 25.146 25.116 -0,1% -5,6%
August 116.478 119.066 124.643 119.435 113.595 112.564 -0,9% -5,8%
September 219.511 220.982 224.952 215.896 207.787 210.436 +1,3% -2,5%
October 271.080 266.907 267.666 259.461 252.061 254.432 +0,9% -1,9%
November 248.156 249.135 242.303 239.452 237.324 239.213 +0,8% -0,1%
December 228.238 228.700 231.027 218.357 219.566 225.182 +2,6% +3,1%
January 209.036 211.377 212.222 199.256 203.101 201.791 -0,6% +1,3%
February 165.025 167.874 172.916 160.430 164.082 174.718 +6,5% +8,9%
March 161.433 161.619 175.606 173.053 174.732 172.573 -1,2% -0,3%
April 136.728 135.699 151.501 143.603 154.060 149.987 -2,6% +4,4%
May 87.839 91.147 99.675 92.893 100.742 96.364 -4,3% +3,7%
Total Year 1.883.559 1.895.962 1.947.627 1.869.078 1.873.068 1.883.160
previous %   +0,7% +2,7% -4,0% +0,2% +0,5%
Last update: 20-06-2024
1) change from the same period of previous year
2) Dairy Season Year from June 1 to May 31
Note (a): kg Milksolids is the sum of the total milk protein and fat.
Note (b): This data is for Milksolids collected for processing
Source: DCANZ