UK Dairy Product Production

Published 2 August 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
Jun 18 554 12 44 11 8 27
Jun 17 540 13 40 8 14 22
Change 14 -1 3 3 -6 5
% Change 2.5% -4.5% 8.5% 33.5% -41.7% 23.1%
             
Jul 17 - Jun 18 6,879 153 472 113 89 309
Jul 16 - Jun 17 6,708 153 438 95 108 284
Change 171 0 34 18 -19 26
% Change 2.5% -0.2% 7.7% 18.5% -17.9% 9.0%

Numbers may not sum exactly due to rounding
These figures may be retrospectively changed 

Source: Defra

  UK Dairy Product Production

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* 325 29 9 12 82 457
2016 312 21 11 12 86 442
Year on Year Change 13 8 -2 0 -5 15
% Change 4.3% 39.1% -19.7% 2.9% -5.2% 3.4%

 

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