EU Farmgate Milk Prices

Published 12 May 16

  • The March EU weighted average milk price stood at €28.10/100kg (22.59ppl), down €1.15/100kg (3.9%) on the previous month. In pence per litre, the price was down on February by 0.75ppl (3.2%). Compared with the previous year, the weighted average EU price for March was down €3.41/100kg (10.8%), this was a decrease on the year of 0.86ppl.
  • The average UK farmgate price in March stood at €28.67/100kg (23.04ppl), which was the eighth highest price of any nation in the EU15 after Greece, Finland, Italy, Austria, Sweden, Spain and Denmark.
  • The EU15 weighted average price stood at €28.57/100kg (22.96ppl) in March, €1.29/100kg (4.3%) down on February, and was €3.37/100kg (10.6%) lower than the March 2015 average.
  • Looking at the top-five milk producing countries for this month (Germany, France, UK, Netherlands and Italy), the average March price was €29.10/100kg which was a €1.51/100kg (4.9%) decrease compared with the previous month.

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March 2016 Pence per litre (ppl) Euros/100kg
Cyprus 45.27 56.32
Malta 35.09 43.66
Greece ** 32.07 39.90
Finland  30.29 37.68
Italy ** 26.56 33.05
Austria 25.48 31.70
Sweden 25.26 31.43
Croatia 24.10 29.98
Spain ** 23.65 29.42
Denmark 23.61 29.37
United Kingdom 23.04 28.67
Netherlands 22.91 28.50
Luxembourg 22.89 28.48
Portugal ** 22.51 28.00
France ** 22.47 27.96
Germany 21.95 27.31
Bulgaria 21.93 27.29
Romania 21.14 26.30
Slovakia 20.81 25.89
Poland 20.66 25.71
Slovenia 20.20 25.13
Belgium 19.93 24.79
Czech Rep. 19.70 24.51
Hungary 19.07 23.73
Estonia 18.28 22.74
Ireland **  18.27 22.73
Lithuania 16.66 20.73
Latvia 16.64 20.70
Weighted Average EU15 22.96 28.57
Weighted Average EU28 22.59 28.10

* Figures are DG AGRI estimations 

** Figures are estimated prices by the Member State

*** Figures are estimations based on LTO

† Please note we are currently querying the February and March milk prices for Ireland.

Note: The UK February 2015 and 2016 figures are inflated by retrospective bonuses estimated to be €2.72/100kg (2.08ppl) and €3.30/100kg (2.63ppl), respectively.

 Source: DG Agri 

 EU Farmgate Prices

Source: DG Agri