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 Farmgate Prices - Feb 2018 29.64ppl -2.4% (mom) 16/04/2018
AMPE - Mar 2018 26.7ppl -1% (mom) 22/04/2018
MCVE - Mar 2018 31.0ppl -1% (mom) 22/04/2018
UK Cream Wholesale Price - Mar 2018 £1,930/tonne +19% (mom) 22/04/2018
Cream Income to a Liquid Processor - Mar 2018 11.25ppl +19% (mom) 22/04/2018
UK Monthly Milk Production - Feb 2018 1,132m litres +1.2% (yoy) 30/04/2018
Monthly Fuel Tracker - UK Red Diesel - Mar 2018 55.66ppl -2.5% (mom) 14/05/2018
  • (mom) = month-on-month-comparison
  • (yoy) = year-on-year-comparison

Interactive milk price calculator

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Dairy Market Update

Latest News & Analysis

  • All prices up in latest GDT

    The 17 April Global Dairy Trade (GDT) event concluded with the auction’s first positive result since 6 February, with the overall price index up 2.7%. All products on offer had positive changes in price index. 18 April 2018
  • EU milk delivery growth for 2018 despite falls in the EU dairy herd

    In their latest short-term outlook, the European Commission (EC) forecast further decline to the EU dairy herd in 2018, but at a slower rate. As of December 2017, there was a 1% decline in the number of dairy cows compared to the period last year, although this was inconsistent across Member States. Of note, in the Netherlands there was a 7% drop in cow numbers whereas in Ireland there was a 4% increase 17 April 2018
  • UK catching up on processor investment

    The UK dairy industry has invested more in processing over the last few years than other main milk producing countries of the EU. According to analysis undertaken by Promar for AHDB, since the end of quotas, major investment* in processing in the UK has surpassed €500m. 16 April 2018
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