UK Monthly and Annual Milk Deliveries

Published 3 September 15

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. August figures will be published on 30th September.

  • Provisional UK production in July 2015 amounted to 1,211m litres, down by 14m litres on last year's figure, equivalent to a 1.1% decrease.
  • Cumulative deliveries for the 2015/16 milk year stood at 5,145m litres, which is 67m litres (1.3%) more than the same period in the 2014/15 milk year.

GB deliveries stood at 1,008m litres in July 2015, 19m litres (1.9%) lower than July last year. NI monthly milk production stood at 203m litres, 5 million litres higher than the previous year, an increase of 2.6%.

Over the past few days, AHDB Dairy has received a number of queries regarding milk production data. As a result AHDB Dairy has conducted some analysis based upon the July production figures from its daily deliveries sample which show deliveries in July averaged 3% more than the same period in the previous year. Please click on the below link for further information.

Milk-production-data-explanation

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

1,280

May

1,253

1,252

1,234

1,333

1,365

Jun

1,172

1,186

1,177

1,241

1,289

Jul

1,161

1,116

1,144

1,225

1,211

Aug

1,105

1,063

1,116

1,178

 

Sep

1,042

997

1,063

1,147

 

Oct

1,062

994

1,088

1,157

 

Nov

1,035

974

1,067

1,120

 

Dec

1,098

1,039

1,144

1,156

 

Jan

1,118

1,059

1,179

1,194

 

Feb

†1,057

978

1,099

1,101

 

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

 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

1,280

May

2,444

2,456

2,346

2,613

2,645

Jun

3,617

3,642

3,523

3,853

3,934

Jul

4,778

4,758

4,667

5,078

5,145

Aug

5,883

5,821

5,783

6,256

 

Sep

6,925

6,818

6,845

7,404

 

Oct

7,987

7,812

7,934

8,560

 

Nov

9,023

8,786

9,001

9,681

 

Dec

10,120

9,825

10,144

10,837

 

Jan

11,238

10,884

11,323

12,031

 

Feb

†12,296

11,862

12,423

13,132

 

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.

 Regional Split

million litres

UK

GB

NI

 

2014/15

2015/16

2014/15

2015/16

2014/15

2015/16

Apr

1,279

1,280

1,076

1,072

204

208

May

1,333

1,365

1,114

1,139

220

226

Jun

1,241

1,289

1,036

1,074

205

215

Jul

1,225

1,211

1,027

1,008

198

203

Aug

1,178

 

1,003

 

175

 

Sep

1,147

 

985

 

162

 

Oct

1,157

 

992

 

164

 

Nov

1,120

 

960

 

161

 

Dec

1,156

 

981

 

176

 

Jan

1,194

 

1,011

 

183

 

Feb

1,101

 

929

 

172

 

Mar

1,262

 

1,062

 

201

 

Total

14,394

 

12,175

 

2,219

 

 Source: Defra / RPA

Provisional

GB Monthly and Annual Milk Deliveries