EU Intervention Stocks

Published 26 April 19

Intervention

Due to the high stock levels, the Commission implemented a temporary change to the fixed buying-in price for SMP, reducing it to zero for the 2018 window (1 March - 30 September). The effect of this change is it allowed the Commission to limit (or avoid) any further stock accumulation. 

Typically, the Intervention scheme allows the European Commission to buy in 60,000 tonnes of butter and 109,000 tonnes of SMP between 1 March and 30 September each year, at set prices of €2,217/tonne and €1,698/tonne respectively.

 

SMP offered into public intervention (tonnes)*

cumulative total

 

UK

EU

2016 total

5,270

334,551

2017 total
(fixed price and tender)

1,818

30,647 

2018 total

 7,531

175,428

CURRENT STOCKS
(to end Mar-19)

380

2,744

 *Totals may not match MMO figures due to rounding. Please note these figures are subject to revisions. Source: MMO

 

Intervention Sales

The European Commission began to offer SMP intervention stock up for sale from December 2016, via a tendering process.

At the most recent tender on 16 April, offers were made for the purchase of 543 tonnes. At the minimum sale price of €1,660/tonne set by the Commission, tenders for a total of 33 tonnes were accepted. Total volumes available for the 21 May tender are estimated at 1,106 tonnes.

 Tender date

 Volume sold (tonnes)

Price (€/tonne)

Volume available for next tender (tonnes)

21-Mar-17

0

-

21,740

18-Apr-17

0

-

21,740

16-May-17

0

-

21,740

20-Mar-18

4,127

1,050

90,952

17-Apr-18

24,066

1,051

115,112

15-May-18

41,958

1,155

144,847

19-Jun-18

20,632

1,195

121,315

17-Jul-18

2,408

1,125

118,907

28-Aug-18

20,696

1,230

154,797

18-Sep-18

8,176

1,230

146,621

02-Oct-18

2.459

1,230

143,315

16-Oct-18

29,773

1,231

151,126

06-Nov-18

30,068

1,251

130,431

20-Nov-18

26,082

1,313

163,127

11-Dec-18

60,537

1,451

102,590

08-Jan-19

80,424

1,554

22,166

22-Jan-19

18,514

1,585

3,652

05-Feb-19

584

1,622

3,068

19-Feb-19

1,784

1,631

1,383

19-Mar-19

244

1,641

1,139

16-Apr-19

33

1,660

1,106

Source: MMO

*Totals may not match MMO figures due to rounding. Please note these figures are subject to revisions.

 

PSA

PSA is currently closed, with stocks of all products at zero