Market Information

This section delivers a variety of dairy industry data, analysis and information to inform dairy related businesses.

Key statisticsValuePercentage ChangesNext update
(Week Commencing)
UK Monthly Farmgate Prices - Apr 2019 28.23ppl -2.4% (mom) 27/06/2019
UK Cream Wholesale Price - May 2019 £1,510/tonne 0.7% (mom) 23/06/2019
AMPE - May 2019 28.51ppl 2.5% (mom) 23/06/2019
MCVE - May 2019 30.44ppl -0.4% (mom) 23/06/2019
UK Monthly Milk Production - Apr 2019 1,340m litres 4.3(yoy) 12/07/2019
Monthly Fuel Tracker - UK Red Diesel - May 2019 65.99ppl +3.3% (mom) 05/07/2019
Cream Income to a Liquid Processor - Mar 2019 8.41ppl -6.4% (mom) 27/05/2019
  • (mom) = month-on-month-comparison
  • (yoy) = year-on-year-comparison

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Latest News & Analysis

  • Top all-year-round calvers produce extra 100 litres per labour hour

    The most profitable all-year-round (AYR) calving dairy farms produced an extra 100 litres of milk per hour of labour inputted, compared with the least profitable farms in 2017/18. This difference in labour productivity was shown by analysis of around 350 GB dairy farm accounts for the latest Dairy Performance Results – our annual report looking at costs and margins for the top 25%, middle 50% and bottom 25% of farms (ranked by profitability) for AYR, autumn and spring calving herds. 24 June 2019
  • Can EU SMP exports continue at current levels

    Exports of SMP from Europe have been strong since September of last year, with exports in the first quarter of this year 35% higher than a year earlier. Competitive pricing on global markets, likely driven by high product availability, will have helped boost export sales. However, a tightening stock situation could push prices up later in the year. 19 June 2019
  • Muted growth in EU milk production

    In contrast to the domestic situation, growth in EU milk production was been relatively muted in the first quarter of this year, at 0.3%. For many of the top milk producing countries in the EU, the lingering effects of the drought were carried into this year, which dampened milk production. 18 June 2019
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