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 - Dec 2018 62.57ppl -7.2% (mom) 04/02/2019
UK Monthly Farmgate Prices - Nov 2018 31.61ppl +0.5% (mom) 07/01/2019
UK Monthly Milk Production - Oct 2018 1,199m litres 0.1% (yoy) 07/01/2019
UK Cream Wholesale Price - Dec 2018 £1,700/tonne -7.1% (mom) 28/01/2019
AMPE - Dec 2018 27.4ppl 1.6% (mom) 28/01/2019
MCVE - Dec 2018 31.0ppl -0.1% (mom) 28/01/2019
Cream Income to a Liquid Processor - Nov 2018 10.24ppl -0.5% (mom) 28/01/2019
  • (mom) = month-on-month-comparison
  • (yoy) = year-on-year-comparison

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Dairy Market Update

Latest News & Analysis

  • SMP invention stocks reduced from mountain to mole hill

    The latest sale of SMP out of intervention has all but cleared out stocks, leaving only 6% of the total left to sell. Over 80,000 tonnes of the remaining stocks were accepted as sold at the 8 January tender, bringing the total product sold to date to nearly 358,000 tonnes. 16 January 2019
  • Irish MCVE suffers from falling cheddar prices

    The MCVE for Ireland fell away from the pack in December as European cheddar prices came under downward pressure. The drop in EU cheddar prices would have taken 1.2ppl off the Irish MCVE this month, although this was offset somewhat by exchange rate moves. Overall Ireland’s MCVE has reduced by 0.7ppl. 15 January 2019
  • World milk production forecast to rise by 1% in 2019

    Looking ahead into 2019, published forecasts suggest global milk production is expected to rise by about 1%, equivalent to an additional 2.8 billion litres. This is slightly less than the 1.2% growth seen this year, and remains in line with FAO’s estimated rate of growth in demand of 1.7% - 2.1% per annum. 10 January 2019
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