Price of milk and butter soars in the NetherlandsStaff Writer | August 21, 2017
The price of dairy products in the Netherlands has soared 10% over the past year – the highest increase in 10 years – the national statistics office CBS said at the weekend.
Europe Dairy is only 14% of average food bill
Cheese is up by an average of 7%. The price of yoghurt, by contrast, is up just 2%. Within the eurozone as a whole, the price of dairy products have shot up the most in the Netherlands, the CBS says.
The CBS says some 14% of the average Dutch food bill goes on dairy products which, despite the Dutch reputation as a nation of dairy lovers, is one of the lowest percentages in Europe.
Only Spain, Belgium and Portugal spend less. By contrast, dairy accounts for nearly 23% of the average Lithuanian food bill. ■