UK Dairy Product Production

Published 7 June 18

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

Please note that revisions have been made to data from January 2015 onwards.

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
Apr 18 582 13 44 11 4 28
Apr 17 573 13 37 8 16 25
Change 8 0 6 3 -12 3
% Change 1.5% -2.8% 17.5% 41.6% -73.5% 11.1%
             
May 17 - Apr 18 6,924 138 467 109 96 302
May 16 - Apr 17 6,664 143 445 97 101 279
Change 260 -5 22 12 -5 23
% Change 3.9% -3.8% 5.0% 12.6% -5.0% 8.1%


Source: Defra

 
UK Dairy Product Production
Numbers may not sum exactly due to rounding

 These figures may be retrospectively changed 

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* 327 28 9 12 83 459
2016 312 21 11 12 86 442
Year on Year Change 15 8 -2 0 -3 18
% Change 4.8% 38.1% -20.2% 2.1% -3.4% 4.0%

*Please note figures are provisional and are likely to be retrospectively changed  

Numbers may not sum exactly due to rounding

(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