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)
Monthly Fuel Tracker - UK Red Diesel - Feb 2017 55.83ppl 1.8% (mom) 03/04/2017
UK Cream Wholesale Price -Feb 2017 £1,540/tonne -5% (mom) 27/03/2017
AMPE - Feb 2017 28.3ppl -7% (mom) 27/03/2017
MCVE - Feb 2017 32.3ppl -4% (mom) 27/03/2017
UK Monthly Milk Production - Jan 17 1,186m litres -3.2% (yoy) 27/03/2017
Cream Income to a Liquid Processor - Feb 2017 9.1ppl -5% (mom) 27/03/2017
UK Monthly Farmgate Prices - Jan 2017 27.13ppl +3.5% (mom) 27/02/2017
  • (mom) = month-on-month-comparison
  • (yoy) = year-on-year-comparison

Interactive milk price calculator

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Latest News & Analysis

  • Payments on EU milk reduction scheme lower than expected

    Under the EU’s Milk Production Reduction Scheme, farmers applied to reduce production by a total of 1,029m litres during the period covering October-December 2016. However, applications for payment fell short of the volumes originally indicated in September 2016. 22 March 2017
  • GB milk production rise is not unusual

    After four consecutive weekly rises, GB milk production is now sitting just 1.1% below the same week last year. Volumes increased by about 4% between the start of February and the middle of March. While this rise is significantly above the 2% rise recorded over the same period last year, it is in line with 2015 and is not unusual for this time of year. 22 March 2017
  • More SMP intervention stock on the cards?

    Current levels of SMP intervention sit at around 350k tonnes, with only 40 tonnes being sold through the tender process (in mid-Dec). 21 March 2017
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