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)
AMPE - Jul 2018 31.8ppl -4% (mom) 26/08/2018
MCVE - Jul 2018 33.4ppl +2% (mom) 26/08/2018
UK Cream Wholesale Price - Jul 2018 £2,150/tonne -7% (mom) 26/08/2018
Cream Income to a Liquid Processor - Jul2018 12.62ppl -7% (mom) 26/08/2018
UK Monthly Farmgate Prices - June 2018 27.16ppl +1.4% (mom) 30/07/2018
UK Monthly Milk Production - June 2018 1,285m litres 1.5% (yoy) 26/08/2018
Monthly Fuel Tracker - UK Red Diesel - July 2018 63.07ppl 0.0% (mom) 03/09/2018
  • (mom) = month-on-month-comparison
  • (yoy) = year-on-year-comparison

Interactive milk price calculator

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Latest News & Analysis

  • Cheese exports up 18% in first half of 2018

    More than 93k tonnes of cheese were exported by the UK in the first half of 2018, up about 18% on H1 2017. 21 August 2018
  • US to introduce dairy revenue protection

    A collaboration of US organisations (lead by the American Farm Bureau Insurance Services Inc.) are introducing a new insurance product for American dairy farmers, called Dairy Revenue Protection (DRP), on 9 October 2018. The DRP provides farmers with insurance for the difference between the revenue guarantee and the actual milk revenue, if prices or revenues decline. 20 August 2018
  • Mandatory contracts – do they deliver price stability?

    The Spanish government introduced mandatory contracts for the dairy industry in late 2012 to improve the stability and transparency of farmgate pricing. But did it work? 20 August 2018
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