§ Mr. John Marshall
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the latest estimate of milk output in the EC and the level of consumption of milk and dairy products within the EC.
§ Mr. Curry
Dairy cows' milk production in the EC in 1990 was 109,102,800 tonnes—provisional figure. Consumption of milk and the major dairy products was as follows:
'000 tonnes 1989 1990 11991 Liquid milk and fresh products — 31,051.0 31,237.5 Butter — 1,468.5 1,420.5 Cheese — 4,621.9 4,719.9 Skimmed milk powder and buttermilk powder (including for animal feed) 1,130 — — 1 Forecast
Source: EC Quarterly Questionnaire and MMB (Dairy Facts and Figures)