GB & UK Daily Milk Deliveries

Published 17 August 18

AHDB estimate overall milk production from a weekly survey of the largest milk buyers covering approximately 75% of volumes in GB. The volumes are scaled up based on other available data, including the official Defra production statistics. The resultant overall production figure can vary from the official Defra production statistics, but in AHDB’s view is a fairer reflection of the actual volumes collected in the country.

GB milk deliveries for the week ending 11th August 2018, were up 0.2% for the week. Deliveries are now running 0.9% below the same week last year equivalent to approximately 0.3ml a day.

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For more detailed figures click here.

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Source: AHDB, RPA, Defra, DAERA 


The 2018-19 forecast was set in March 2018. It includes a number of projections and assumptions that were based on information available at the time. There are a number of unknowns at the time, and AHDB offers no guarantee as to the accuracy of the forecast. It is simply put forward as our best estimate at the time of publication.

Figures are collected on a weekly basis from dairies and may include some estimates which are subject to retrospective changes

Week-on-week changes are adjusted to negate the impact of every other day collection, which can lead to day-to-day swings in the volume of milk collected.