UK Dairy Product Production

Published 12 December 18

 

Monthly and 12-month rolling figures for UK wholesale production of dairy products.

Prior to January 2015 data for milk powders and condensed milk are available quarterly. From January 2015 data published using new methodology no longer includes estimates of direct sellers of liquid milk, butter, cheese (i.e. farmhouse manufacture).

Data for Skim Milk Powder and Full Cream Powder are no longer available due to confidentiality issues. 

Production of Dairy Products
Thousand Tonnes Liquid Butter Cheese Condensed Milk Milk Powders Cream
Oct 18 572 13 37 10 6 29
Oct 17 612 12 37 9 7 27
Change -40 1 0 1 -1 3
% Change -6.5% 11.5% -0.7% 13.6% -14.6% 10.4%
             
Nov 17 - Oct 18 6,855 153 473 121 81 327
Nov 16 - Oct 17 6,800 162 447 96 113 292
Change 55 -9 25 25 -32 35
% Change 0.8% -5.4% 5.7% 25.7% -28.2% 11.9%


 
 UK Dairy Product ProductionSource: Defra
Numbers may not sum exactly due to rounding
These figures may be retrospectively changed 

Source: Defra

 UK Manufacture of Cheese

Updated annually. For more information on cheese production click here.

 

Year
(Thousand Tonnes)
Cheddar Long Life Territorials Short Life Territorials (b) Blue Vein  Other Cheeses (a)(c) Total
2017* 326 29 9 12 82 457
2016 312 21 11 12 86 442
Year on Year Change 14 8 -2 0 -5 15
% Change 4.3% 39.2% -19.6% 2.9% -5.2% 3.5%

 

Numbers may not sum exactly due to rounding*Please note figures are provisional and are likely to be retrospectively changed  

(a) includes wholesale and farm production

(b) includes cheshire cheese production

(c) includes mozarella, cottage, fromage frais, soft cheeses and all farm cheese production

 

Source: Defra