UK Dairy Product Production

Published 2 May 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
Mar 19 596 16 41 11 9 25
Mar 18 591 13 39 10 7 23
Change 5 3 2 2 2 2
% Change 0.9% 22.3% 5.1% 17.1% 25.6% 7.0%
             
Apr 18 - Mar 19 6,839 158 470 122 92 282
Apr 17 - Mar 18 6,907 155 455 105 116 288
Change -68 3 15 17 -24 -6
% Change -1.0% 2.0% 3.4% 16.4% -20.6% -2.0%

  UK Dairy Product Production

 Source: DefraNumbers may not sum exactly due to rounding

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 86 468
2017 326 29 9 12 82 457
Year on Year Change 8 -1 0 0 4 11
% Change 2.4% -3.1% -3.4% 2.3% 4.9% 2.4%


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