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Butter: cold weather drives demand

April 25, 2024 at 10:38 AM , Der AUDITOR
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KEMPTEN/BRUSSELS. Cold weather conditions are failing to stimulate demand for cream in Germany, but the situation is a bit different for butter. EU exports to the US have declined notably in 2024.

Too cold for ice cream

In much of Western Europe the current cold and wet weather is providing far from ideal conditions for stimulating demand for fresh products such as ice cream. As the asparagus season has started retailers have, however, started to order more butter again as the Southern German Butter and Cheese Exchange in Kempten reports. This has prompted table butter quotations to firm at EUR 5.84-6.05/kg in Kempten.

Bulk butter is trading in a more volatile range as buying picks up as soon as prices drop, and demand is reportedly very good at prese

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