GB & UK Daily Milk Deliveries

Published 13 July 18

Historically we have weighted the daily delivery numbers each month using the official Defra statistics. However, given recent changes, AHDB is now using a level of judgement when undertaking this weighting to avoid significant month-on-month variations that cannot be explained. As a result, the totals for some months will no longer match the official Defra statistics for that month. 

GB milk deliveries decreased for the week ending 7th July 2018, down 1.9% for the week. Deliveries are now running 0.5% below the same week last year equivalent to approximately 0.2ml a day.

 NEW Daily Milk Deliveries Table

For more detailed figures click here.

 NEW GB Daily Milk Deliveries Graph

Source: AHDB, RPA, Defra, DAERA 


The 2018-19 forecast was set in March 2018. It includes a number of projections and assumptions that were based on information available at the time. There are a number of unknowns at the time, and AHDB offers no guarantee as to the accuracy of the forecast. It is simply put forward as our best estimate at the time of publication.

Figures are collated by AHDB Dairy from many of the larger UK dairy companies and are then scaled to reflect 100% of deliveries using the latest Defra UK production figures. Figures are collected on a weekly basis from dairies and may include some estimates which are subject to retrospective changes

Week-on-week changes are adjusted to negate the impact of every other day collection, which can lead to day-to-day swings in the volume of milk collected.