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UK Milk Utilisation
Published 17 July 15
- Milk utilised for liquid stood at 605m litres in May 2015, a decrease of 6m litres (1.1%) compared with the same month last year. Milk for cheese utilisation was 367m litres in May 2015 which was 5m litres (1.4%) down on May last year.
- Cream utilisation was down by 4.2% on May last year to 26m litres, while yogurt utilisation was up by 18.1% at 26m litres.
- Butter utilisation in May was down on last year's figure by 24.2% at 21m litres.
|Million Litres||Milk Used for Liquid||Milk for Products||Butter||Cheese||Cream||Yogurt|
|% change v May 2014||-1.1%||-1.1%||-24.2%||-1.4%||-4.2%||18.1%|
|% change YTD v 2014||-0.3%||-2.0%||-22.0%||-3.1%||0.2%||3.8%|
Please note this data is provisional and subject to change
** NOTE that the reported percentage change may differ due to rounding.
Utilisation of Milk 2014/15
In 2014/15 (when compared with the previous year):
- More milk was utilised in the manufacture of liquid, cheese, cream and yogurt and more went into milk powders and stock change and wastage.
- Less milk went into butter and condensed milk production.
Provisional figures for the 2014/15 year show that 7.05bn litres of milk were utilised for liquid, 1.9% higher than in the previous year. 275m litres of milk were utilised for yogurt production, an increase of 2.2% on the previous year. More milk was utilised for powder during the 2014/15 year compared with the previous year, with 1.60bn litres utilised, an increase of 27.2%. Cream showed an increase on 2013/14 figures for milk utilisation, increasing by 3.7% to 302m litres. Milk utilised for cheese was up, by 4.2% at 3.80bn litres.
Milk utilised for butter and condensed milk decreased by 11.5% and 9.4% respectively in 2014/15 compared to 2013/14, to 271m litres for butter production and 260m litres for condensed milk products.
There was an increase in stock change and wastage in the 2014/15 year, up on the previous year by 187.4% to 92m litres.
|2013/14||2014/15||Change from 2013/14|
|Milk Used for Liquid||6,920||7,050||1.9%|
*Please note data is provisional
*There may be marginal differences in percentages due to figures being rounded up or down.