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 Cream Wholesale Price - Apr 2019 £1,500/tonne -0.7% (mom) 27/05/2019
AMPE - Apr 2019 27.8ppl -1.6% (mom) 27/05/2019
MCVE - Apr 2019 30.6ppl -0.8% (mom) 27/05/2019
Cream Income to a Liquid Processor - Mar 2019 8.41ppl -6.4% (mom) 27/05/2019
UK Monthly Farmgate Prices - Mar 2019 28.94ppl -1.4% (mom) 30/05/2019
Monthly Fuel Tracker - UK Red Diesel - Apr 2019 63.99ppl +3.0% (mom) 04/06/2019
UK Monthly Milk Production - Mar 2018 1,329m litres 4.8(yoy) 07/06/2019
  • (mom) = month-on-month-comparison
  • (yoy) = year-on-year-comparison

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  • High machinery costs affect competitiveness for typical UK farm

    High machinery costs were the biggest factor affecting competitiveness of the typical UK farm* against farms in other dairy exporting nations, in 2017. International data shows that the typical UK farm compares fairly well to other countries across most areas, but is spending considerably more on machinery. 22 May 2019
  • UK cheese exports boosted in first quarter

    The UK exported 57,000 tonnes of cheese in the first quarter of 2019, up 14% on the year. This was led by exports to the EU, with exports also increasing to countries such as China and the US 22 May 2019
  • GB milking herd down 2.8%

    The GB milking herd continues its decline, with the head count as of April 2019 standing at 1.75 million, according to the latest data from BCMS. This is 49,700 head (2.8%) down on a year ago, and 13,900 head down on January 2019 alone. 22 May 2019
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