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)
Cream Income to a Liquid Processor - Oct 2018 10.35ppl -14% (mom) 26/11/2018
AMPE - Nov 2018 27.0ppl -4.7% (mom) 23/12/2018
MCVE - Nov 2018 31.1ppl -4.9% (mom) 23/12/2018
UK Cream Wholesale Price - Nov 2018 £1,830/tonne -0.5% (mom) 23/12/2018
UK Monthly Farmgate Prices - Oct 2018 31.52ppl +3.1% (mom) 03/01/2019
Monthly Fuel Tracker - UK Red Diesel - Nov 2018 67.42ppl +0.6% (mom) 04/01/2019
UK Monthly Milk Production - Oct 2018 1,199m litres 0.1% (yoy) 07/01/2019
  • (mom) = month-on-month-comparison
  • (yoy) = year-on-year-comparison

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Latest News & Analysis

  • UK and Ireland MCVEs hit by falling cheddar prices

    The UK and Ireland MCVE values have fallen further behind the other EU milk countries in October and November. This is mainly due to the drop in cheddar prices seen over the last two months, at a time when gouda and emmental prices increased marginally. 14 December 2018
  • Ireland to exceed 2020 milk production target in 2018

    In 2010, Ireland set the target of increasing their milk production by 50% by 2020 – from approx. 4.9bn litres to 7.4bn litres. Teagasc’s latest outlook puts milk production at 7.5bn litres for 2018, 3% up on 2017 and in excess of the target. 12 December 2018
  • Forage survey confirms decline in grass silage quantities

    Most of the country has recorded a decline in grass silage production, which is indicated to be down around 13% across the farms that have been surveyed. 12 December 2018
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