In Estonia, milk purchase prices have fallen by 7% year-on-year.

Asociatyvi nuotr.

The average milk buying-in price in Estonia last month was 6.6% lower than in April last year at €422.4 per tonne, the national statistics office has reported.

Prices fell by an average of 1.5 per cent during the month of April compared to March. Purchase volumes fell by 3 per cent on the month and rose by 6.7 per cent on the year to 76.4 thousand tonnes.

Purchases of premium milk alone amounted to 65.5 thousand tonnes, up 10.5% compared to April last year. The average fat content of milk bought last month was 3.8% and the average albumen content 3.4%. Over the year, the former has fallen by 0.1 percentage points and the latter has remained stable.

Estonian dairies last month produced around 9.1 thousand tonnes of drinking milk (up 4.6% year-on-year), 2.9 thousand tonnes of sour milk (down 3.3%), 2.1 thousand tonnes of cream (down 12.5%), 0.4 thousand tonnes of butter (the same), 5.7 thousand tonnes of cheeses and curd (up 39%).