Finns & Milk

POSTED: March 22, 2021

I saw an interesting statistic today in Helsingin Sanomat. In 1957 Finns drank an average of 390 litres of milk each per year. Today it has gone down to just less than 105 litres.

Last year milk consumption dropped more than usual – about 5% – because oat milk has started replacing it. Soya milk and other alternatives more or less passed Finland by, but oat milk has really taken off.

According to YLE, “Finland is now said to be going through an ‘oat boom’, and the trend is also visible worldwide.

“People are increasingly favouring plant-based products mainly due to the environmental impact of dairy production. The popularity of plant-based products has meant that dairy producers are now making big attempts to reduce their carbon footprint”.