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Leading countries in butter production in 2019

In 2019, India churned a total of almost six million metric tons of butter, making it the top butter producing country of the year. The European Union came second, where around two and a half million metric tons of butter was produced.

Butter consumption in Germany

One of the countries within the European Union that consumes a considerable amount of butter each year is Germany. In 2019, Germans consumed an estimated total of 480 thousand metric tons of butter. In terms of consumption per capita, this translates to an average of almost six kilograms of butter per German consumer per year.

Cow milk in the EU

Not only is the European Union known for producing an abundance of butter each year, the region is also responsible for great quantities of cow milk. In 2019, the EU-28 produced over 150 million metric tons of cow milk, which was approximately 35 percent more than what the United States produced that same year.

Major butter producing countries worldwide in 2019

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December 2019



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