Yoghurt market in Europe - Statistics & Facts

Yoghurt is a fresh dairy food made from milk that has fermented due to lactic bacteria. It contains protein and vitamins, and is also a rich source of calcium. The flavor and color is modified by adding various ingredients, for example fruit. Popular yoghurt types on the market are low fat and no-fat yoghurt, drinking yoghurt, organic yoghurt and frozen yoghurt. Manufacturers such as Danone, Lactalis or Arla Foods are providing yoghurt to customers all over Europe.


Fresh dairy products, which include not only yoghurt, but also fermented milk, fresh cream and milk-based desserts, were produced with a volume of 47 million tons in the European Union in 2015, forecasted to grow by roughly 2 million tons to a volume of 48 million tonnes in 2025. More specifically, Sweden produces over 245 thousand tons of yoghurt and other fermented milk products every year. In Denmark, the amount of yoghurt produced in 2015 was 82 thousand tons. That year, Germany produced 559.8 thousand tons of yoghurt. Its neighbor, Belgium, manufactured roughly 55 million liters of yoghurt/a> in 2016.

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Italian company Parmalat Group, which also specializes in dairy food, generated revenues of roughly 6.5 billion euros in 2016. The company operates Europe-wide. In Italy it supplies customers with yoghurt and other fresh dairy products branded as Parmalat, Kyr, Jeunesse and Malù. It is also a subsidiary of the leading French dairy company Lactalis, which generated a turnover of 16.5 billion euros in 2015. The Danish-Swedish dairy company Arla Foods is also among the largest dairy manufacturers in Europe and generated nearly 60 percent of its revenue in Denmark with fresh dairy products. About the same share was recorded for the company’s revenue generated in Central Europe. In Finland, the share was even higher, with 64 percent of Arla Foods’ Finnish revenue leading back to fresh dairy products.

The most loved yoghurt, quark and pudding brands among consumers in Germany in 2016 were Bauer, Landliebe, Ehrmann and Müller. Each of the brands was chosen by roughly 20 percent of German Lidl customers to be their most-bought brand within the mentioned product category. In the United Kingdom, the most popular type of yoghurt was bio set yoghurt, with a retail sales volume of 155 million kilograms in 2013/14. Yoghurt drinks were sold with a volume of 100 million liters. In Spain, one liter of fermented milk and yoghurt offered in supermarkets cost 2.24 euros on average in 2016. In the same year, Denmark offered fruit yoghurt for an average retail price of 13.93 Danish kroner per liter.

It is forecasted that residents of the European Union will consume over 48.42 million tons of fresh dairy products in 2025. As of 2015, the amount was 46.57 million tons. Dutch consumers contributed a volume of 16.64 kilograms of yoghurt and curdled milk products consumed per capita in 2015. Buyers in Spain favored skimmed yoghurt, which has a reduced fat level, and consumed roughly 157 million kilograms in 2015.

For Italy, the leading destination of yoghurt exports in 2015 was Malta, with a volume of 1,193 tons. Most of the yoghurt imports to Italy came from Germany (81,263 tons). In the same year, the United Kingdom imported yoghurt and buttermilk worth roughly 355 million British pounds. Among the Nordic countries, Sweden purchased yoghurt worth 981 million Swedish kronor from abroad in 2016.

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