GB monthly milk production estimates

Published 11 January 18

AHDB collects daily milk deliveries figures from many of the larger UK dairy companies through a weekly survey. These figures represent a relatively stable 75% of GB and 67% of UK total milk production. They give a good indication of overall milk volume trends, and can also be used to estimate overall GB and UK production by weighting up to 100% equivalent.

Historically we have weighted the numbers each month using the official Defra statistics. However, given recent changes, AHDB is now using a level of judgment when undertaking this weighting to avoid significant month-on-month variations that cannot be explained from the raw data. As a result, the totals for some months will no longer match the official Defra statistics for that month.

Total

12,054

 
m litres 

2016-17

2017-18

Apr

1,048

1,086

May

1,122

1,134

Jun

1,023

1,055

Jul

999

1,035

Aug

979

1,019

Sep

939

984

Oct

969

1,023

Nov

935

992

Dec

991

# 1,027

Jan

1,028

 

Feb

941

 

Mar

1,080

 

Source: AHDB

The monthly totals are AHDB estimates and cannot be 100% guaranteed. However, we do believe they are the best indication of GB and UK overall milk production currently available.

The AHDB daily deliveries webpage will be updated on 12 January, when the above changes will be incorporated.

# provisional