Global Dairy Trade (GDT) Events

Published 17 July 18

Auction summary for 17 July 2018:

The overall GDT Price Index decreased by 1.7% at the latest event, after a 5.0% decrease at the previous event. WMP makes up roughly half of the product sold, while SMP accounts for about a quarter.

The next auction is due to take place on Tuesday 7 August 2018.         


  Change in GDT Price Index Average weighted price US$/tonne
All products -1.7% 3,222
WMP 1.5% 2,973
SMP 0.8% 1,959
Butter -8.1% 4,953
AMF -5.2% 5,629
Cheddar -3.3% 3,596
SWP n.a n.a

 Notes: Source: GDT

GDT Events graph    

GDT Event auctions are held twice a month, trading dairy commodity ingredients. To find out how the bidding works, take a look at GDT’s frequently asked questions. This page provides key results from the latest event:

  • Change in GDT Price Indices – these are weighted averages of the % change in prices between auctions. They give a more accurate reflection of price movements than using simple weighted average prices. More information can be found on the GDT website.
  • Average prices – the weighted average winning prices in US dollars per tonne.
  • Quantity sold – the total quantity sold in a Trading Event across all products, contract periods and sellers.

Six contract periods are made available, corresponding to future delivery periods. To download additional data for the contract periods, click here.

 “n.a.” indicates no quantity was offered or sold in either the current event and/or in the prior two events or that the prices published for individual products within a group were insufficient for the Price Index to be calculated