UK Monthly and Annual Milk Deliveries

Published 4 February 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. January figures will be published on 25 February. NI and GB data for December will be published on 4 February.

  • Provisional UK production in December 2015 amounted to 1,215m litres, up by 58m litres on last year's figure, equivalent to a 5.0% increase.
  • Cumulative deliveries for the 2015/16 milk year stood at 11,119m litres, which is 362m litres (3.3%) more than the same period in the 2014/15 milk year.
  • GB deliveries stood at 1,034m litres in December 2015, 54m litres (5.5%) higher than December last year. NI monthly milk production stood at 181m litres, 5m litres higher than the previous year, an increase of 2.6%.

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

1,379

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

1,203

Nov

1,035

974

1,067

1,120

1,163

Dec

1,098

1,039

1,144

1,156

1,215

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.

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

2,672

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

7,619

Oct

7,987

7,812

7,934

8,560

8,822

Nov

9,023

8,786

9,001

9,681

9,985

Dec

10,120

9,825

10,144

10,837

11,199

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

1,293

1,076

1,085

204

208

May

1,333

1,379

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

180

Sep

1,147

1,166

985

1,003

162

163

Oct

1,157

1,203

992

1,037

165

167

Nov

1,120

1,163

959

999

161

164

Dec

1,156

1,215

980

1,034

176

181

Jan

1,194

 

1,010

 

183

 

Feb

1,101

 

929

 

172

 

Mar

1,262

 

1,061

 

201

 

Total

14,394

 

12,173

 

2,221

 

Source: Defra / RPA

Provisional

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