UK Monthly and Annual Milk Deliveries

Published 8 April 16

Please note the UK milk production figures are now included with Defra UK milk prices and are released approximately one month in arrears due to a change in source of the data.

  • Provisional UK production in February 2016 amounted to 1,151m litres, up by 50m litres on last year's figure, equivalent to a 4.5% increase.
  • Cumulative deliveries for the 2015/16 milk year stood at 13.580m litres, which is 448m litres (3.4%) more than the same period in the 2014/15 milk year.
  • GB deliveries stood at 969m litres in February 2016, 40m litres (4.3%) higher than February last year. NI monthly milk production stood at 182m litres, 10m litres higher than the previous year, an increase of 5.7%.

Note: Figures in the tables are rounded up or down, so reported values in the text may differ to the table.

Wholesale Milk Deliveries to UK Dairies (not butterfat adjusted)

million litres

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

Apr

1,191

1,204

1,112

1,279

1,293

May

1,253

1,252

1,234

1,333

1,380

Jun

1,172

1,186

1,177

1,241

1,302

Jul

1,161

1,116

1,144

1,225

1,267

Aug

1,105

1,063

1,116

1,178

1,211

Sep

1,042

997

1,063

1,147

1,166

Oct

1,062

994

1,088

1,157

1,204

Nov

1,035

974

1,067

1,120

1,164

Dec

1,098

1,039

1,144

1,156

1,215

Jan

1,118

1,059

1,179

1,194

1,227

Feb

†1,057

978

1,099

1,101

††1,151

Mar

1,198

1,112

1,257

1,262

 

Total

*13,494

12,974

13,680

14,394

 

Source:Defra/RPA

Provisional

†This figure represents a 29 day month. If data is adjusted to represent a 28 day month then the actual figure is 1,019.

* The actual figure was 13,456 as the cumulative figure has to be adjusted because of the leap year.

††This figure represents a 29 day month. If data is adjusted to represent a 28 day month then the actual figure is 1,111.

Please note the graphs have been changed to show average daily production per month

 UK Monthly and Annual Milk Deliveries

 

CUMULATIVE MILK SUPPLY (not butterfat adjusted)

million litres

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

Apr

1,191

1,204

1,112

1,279

1,293

May

2,444

2,456

2,346

2,613

2,673

Jun

3,617

3,642

3,523

3,853

3,975

Jul

4,778

4,758

4,667

5,078

5,242

Aug

5,883

5,821

5,783

6,256

6,453

Sep

6,925

6,818

6,845

7,404

7,620

Oct

7,987

7,812

7,934

8,560

8,823

Nov

9,023

8,786

9,001

9,681

9,987

Dec

10,120

9,825

10,144

10,837

11,202

Jan

11,238

10,884

11,323

12,031

12,429

Feb

†12,296

11,862

12,423

13,132

††13,580

Mar

*13,494

12,974

13,680

14,394

 

Provisional

† This figure represents a 29 day month for February. If data is adjusted to represent a 28 day month then the actual figure is 12,258.

* The actual figure was 13,456 as the cumulative figure has to be adjusted because of the leap year.

††This figure represents a 29 day month for February. If data is adjusted to represent a 28 day month then the actual figure is 13,540.

 Regional Split 

 

million litres

UK

GB

NI

 

2014/15

2015/16

2014/15

2015/16

2014/15

2015/16

Apr

1,279

1,293

1,076

1,085

204

208

May

1,333

1,380

1,114

1,153

220

226

Jun

1,241

1,302

1,036

1,087

205

216

Jul

1,225

1,267

1,027

1,063

198

204

Aug

1,178

1,211

1,003

1,030

175

181

Sep

1,147

1,166

985

1,003

162

163

Oct

1,157

1,204

992

1,037

165

167

Nov

1,120

1,164

960

999

161

165

Dec

1,156

1,215

980

1,035

176

181

Jan

1,194

1,227

1,010

1,038

183

188

Feb

1,101

† 1,151

929

††969

172

†††182

Mar

1,262

 

1,061

 

201

 

Total

14,394

 

12,173

 

2,221

 

Source: Defra / RPA

Provisional

† This figure represents a 29 day month for February. If data is adjusted to represent a 28 day month then the actual figure is 1,111.

†† This figure represents a 29 day month for February. If data is adjusted to represent a 28 day month then the actual figure is 936.

††† This figure represents a 29 day month for February. If data is adjusted to represent a 28 day month then the actual figure is 176.

 

Please note quoted figures are subject to revision.

Please note the graphs have been changed to show average daily production per month

GB Monthly and Annual Milk Deliveries