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 Milk Production - Nov 2017 1,164m litres +7.8% (yoy) 29/01/2018
UK Monthly Farmgate Prices - Nov 2017 31.88ppl +0.3% (mom) 22/01/2018
AMPE - Dec 2017 26.4ppl -10% (mom) 21/01/2018
MCVE - Dec 2017 31.9ppl -9% (mom) 21/01/2018
UK Cream Wholesale Price - Dec 2017 £1,800/tonne -14% (mom) 21/01/2018
Cream Income to a Liquid Processor - Dec 2017 10.5ppl -15% (mom) 04/02/2018
Monthly Fuel Tracker - UK Red Diesel - Dec 2017 56.27ppl 1.5% (mom) 19/02/2018
  • (mom) = month-on-month-comparison
  • (yoy) = year-on-year-comparison

Interactive milk price calculator

The AHDB Dairy Interactive Milk Price Calculator has been created as an online tool to assist farmers in achieving the best milk price possible. By inputting your own data it is possible to produce a calculation specific to your dairy farming business

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Latest News & Analysis

  • GDT Price Index rises by 4.9%

    The latest Global Dairy Trade (GDT) event, 16 Jan, reported increased prices for all products. The GDT average price index is up 4.9% on the previous event, the biggest rise recorded since 1 November 2016. All individual products recorded positive percentage changes, with particularly strong rises from WMP, SMP and butter. 18 January 2018
  • Market growth large enough to absorb extra production

    Average daily deliveries of milk from the key producing regions were up almost 4% in November in comparison to last year. On an annual basis, supplies are up by around 1.2%, less than the expected annual growth in demand. 18 January 2018
  • Cost of production – how do you shape up?

    Net margin performance in dairy businesses tends to be more closely associated with milk production costs than milk price, according to data from GB dairy farms. This is why AHDB Dairy considers cost of production to be a Key Performance Indicator (KPI) for dairy farms, whether block or all year round calving (AYR), as part of its new Optimal Dairy Systems work. 17 January 2018
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