Market Information

This section delivers a variety of dairy industry data, analysis and information to inform dairy related businesses.

Key statisticsValuePercentage ChangesNext update
(Week Commencing)
UK Monthly Farmgate Prices - Dec 2017 31.66ppl -0.9% (mom) 19/02/2018
UK Monthly Milk Production - Dec 2017 1,212m litres +3.9% (yoy) 19/02/2018
AMPE - Jan 2018 24.0ppl -9% (mom) 26/02/2018
MCVE - Jan 2018 30.1ppl -6% (mom) 26/02/2018
UK Cream Wholesale Price - Jan 2018 £1,550/tonne -14% (mom) 26/02/2018
Cream Income to a Liquid Processor - Jan 2018 9.01ppl -14% (mom) 26/02/2018
Monthly Fuel Tracker - UK Red Diesel - Jan 2018 57.01ppl 1.6% (mom) 12/03/2018
  • (mom) = month-on-month-comparison
  • (yoy) = year-on-year-comparison

Interactive milk price calculator

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Latest News & Analysis

  • Relative calm on global dairy markets

    After three consecutive increases, the GDT price index fell back slightly this week, by 0.5%. However, due to the mix of products sold, the average price achieved actually rose slightly, and is at its highest level for more than a year. 21 February 2018
  • Growth in UK cheese exports as price inflation eases

    Exports of cheese from the UK grew by 7% in 2017 in terms of volumes, although rising prices had a noticeable impact on cheese shipments to markets outside of the EU. 21 February 2018
  • Market share of private label cheese continues to rise

    Overall, the total cheese retail market saw an increase in value sales compared to last year. One of the main reasons was an increase in the average price, however, volume growth of 1% was also recorded. 20 February 2018
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