UK Dairy Product Production

Published 10 September 19

Monthly and 12-month rolling figures for UK wholesale production of dairy products.

Prior to January 2015 data for milk powders and condensed milk are available quarterly. From January 2015 data published using new methodology no longer includes estimates of direct sellers of liquid milk, butter, cheese (i.e. farmhouse manufacture).

Data for Skim Milk Powder and Full Cream Powder are no longer available due to confidentiality issues.   

Production of Dairy Products
Thousand Tonnes Liquid Butter Cheese Condensed Milk Milk Powders Cream
Jul 19 556 13 40 10 8 25
Jul 18 562 12 38 11 8 22
Change -6 1 2 -1 0 2
% Change -1.1% 10.3% 5.8% -7.1% 3.6% 11.0%
             
Aug 18 - Jul 19 6,860 174 469 122 92 298
Aug 17 - Jul 18 6,882 152 469 115 97 283
Change -22 22 0 7 -5 15
% Change -0.3% 14.5% -0.1% 5.8% -5.1% 5.2%

Numbers may not sum exactly due to rounding

 Source: Defra 


  UK Dairy Product Production

These figures may be retrospectively changed 

Source: Defra

 UK Manufacture of Cheese

Updated annually. For more information on cheese production click here.

Year
(Thousand Tonnes)
Cheddar Long Life Territorials Short Life Territorials (b) Blue Vein  Other Cheeses (a)(c) Total
2018* 333 28 8 12 84 465
2017 326 29 9 12 82 457
Year on Year Change 7 -1 0 0 2  8
% Change 2.2% -3.1% -2.7% 2.3% 2.4% 1.8%

Numbers may not sum exactly due to rounding

*Please note figures are provisional and are likely to be retrospectively changed  

(a) includes wholesale and farm production

(b) includes cheshire cheese production

(c) includes mozarella, cottage, fromage frais, soft cheeses and all farm cheese production

 

Source: Defra