UK Dairy Product Production

Published 4 April 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
Feb 19 551 14 35 10 8 22
Feb 18 527 12 35 9 7 21
Change 24 2 0 1 1 1
% Change 4.6% 13.4% 1.3% 12.5% 8.5% 3.1%
             
Mar 18 - Feb 19 6,844 154 469 121 92 281
Mar 17 - Feb 18 6,900 155 457 103 119 291
Change -56 -1 12 18 -27 -9
% Change -0.8% -0.5% 2.7% 17.1% -23.1% -3.2%

  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
2018* 333 28 8 12 86 468
2017 326 29 9 12 82 457
Year on Year Change 8 -1 0 0 4 11
% Change 2.4% -3.1% -3.4% 2.3% 4.9% 2.4%


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