UK Dairy Product Production

Published 9 April 18

Monthly and 12-month rolling figures for UK wholesale production of dairy products.

Please note that revisions have been made to data from January 2015 onwards.

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
Feb 18 524 11 36 9 4 25
Feb 17 524 14 35 8 7 25
Change 0 -4 1 1 -3 1
% Change 0.0% -24.9% 3.0% 11.6% -41.4% 2.6%
             
Mar 17 - Feb 18 6,884 139 463 103 102 296
Mar 16 - Feb 17 6,645 145 446 97 99 284
Change 239 -6 17 6 3 12
% Change 3.6% -4.2% 3.9% 6.3% 2.8% 4.1%

 

These figures may be retrospectively changed

Numbers may not sum exactly due to rounding

 UK Dairy Product Production

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
2017* 324 28 8 12 83 455
2016 312 21 11 12 86 442
Year on Year Change 12 8 -3 0 -4 14
% Change 3.9% 36.7% -24.4% 1.2% -4.1% 3.1%

 

*Please note figures are provisional and are likely to be retrospectively changed

Numbers may not sum exactly due to rounding

(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