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 Milk Production - Feb 17 1,086m litres -2.0% (yoy) 01/05/2017
Monthly Fuel Tracker - UK Red Diesel - Mar 2017 55.50ppl 0.4% (mom) 01/05/2017
UK Monthly Farmgate Prices - Feb 2017 27.46ppl +1.9% (mom) 24/04/2017
UK Cream Wholesale Price -Mar 2017 £1,690/tonne +10% (mom) 24/04/2017
AMPE - Mar 2017 27.8ppl -2% (mom) 24/04/2017
MCVE - Mar 2017 32.1ppl -1% (mom) 24/04/2017
Cream Income to a Liquid Processor - Feb 2017 9.1ppl -5% (mom) 27/03/2017
  • (mom) = month-on-month-comparison
  • (yoy) = year-on-year-comparison

Interactive milk price calculator

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Latest News & Analysis

  • Arla foods amba price drop by UKAF holds firm

    Although Arla Foods amba is decreasing its on-account price for conventional milk by one eurocent per kilogramme from 1 May 2017, the UKAF board has taken the decision to maintain the conventional price in the UK at 28.13 pence per litre. 25 April 2017
  • UK cheese exports continue to grow

    EU destinations accounted for ten out of twelve of the largest export markets for UK cheese in 2016. The only two non-EU countries to make the top dozen were USA and Saudi Arabia. According to data from Comtrade, overall cheese exports in 2016 were 163k tonnes, of which 91k tonnes was cheddar or cheddar variants. The chart below shows the top destinations, ranked by total tonnage. Bars outlined in red are for non-EU countries. 25 April 2017
  • Will New Zealand storms halt recovery in milk production?

    After being hit by two severe storms, milk production in New Zealand (NZ) will undoubtedly be impacted, at least in the short term. With grazing restricted, and farmers having to deal with higher feeding costs, production is expected to drop in the short term. 19 April 2017
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