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)
AMPE - Aug 2018 33.2ppl 4% (mom) 23/09/2018
MCVE - Aug 2018 33.6ppl +1% (mom) 23/09/2018
UK Cream Wholesale Price - Aug 2018 £2,230/tonne 4% (mom) 23/09/2018
Cream Income to a Liquid Processor - Aug 2018 13.09ppl +4% (mom) 23/09/2018
UK Monthly Farmgate Prices - July 2018 28.56ppl +5.1% (mom) 27/09/2018
Monthly Fuel Tracker - UK Red Diesel - August 2018 63.66ppl 1.0% (mom) 05/10/2018
UK Monthly Milk Production - July 2018 1,230m litres 0.4% (yoy) 12/10/2018
  • (mom) = month-on-month-comparison
  • (yoy) = year-on-year-comparison

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Dairy Market Update

Latest News & Analysis

  • AHDB milk production forecast update

    AHDB has reviewed their 2018/19 milk production forecast and extended it through to September 2019. The updated forecast brings our prediction for total 2018/19 production to 12,381 million litres, up 0.4% from our June forecast but down a marginal 0.2% on 2017/18. 25 September 2018
  • SMP prices prevent global commodities reaching peak

    Global commodity markets have been following a rough three-year cycle for over a decade, but the latest peak, expected in 2017, failed to materialise. While the industry encountered an extended trough through 2015 and 2016, the recovery since that date has been slower than normal, and muted. 25 September 2018
  • The cost of supporting yields through the summer

    According to the latest data from Kingshay, milk yields per cow per day held up reasonably well through the hot, dry months of May, June and July. However, this was only achieved by farmers using silage stocks, and an increasing amount of concentrate feed. 19 September 2018
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