UK Dairy Product Production

Published 29 January 19

 

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
Nov 18 566 12 36 10 7 29
Nov 17 610 13 37 10 8 26
Change -44 0 -2 0 -2 3
% Change -7.3% -3.1% -4.2% 1.0% -20.2% 9.9%
             
Dec 17 - Nov 18 6,831 151 471 121 79 325
Dec 16 - Nov 17 6,850 161 453 97 117 297
Change -19 -10 18 24 -39 29
% Change -0.3% -6.2% 4.0% 24.7% -33.0% 9.7%


 
 UK Dairy Product Production

Source: DefraNumbers 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