National Statistics

Latest UK milk prices and composition of milk

Monthly UK averages of the farm-gate price and butterfat and protein content of milk delivered to dairies.

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United Kingdom milk prices and composition of milk - dataset

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Methodology, data users and revisions policy

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Details

Most milk produced in the UK is bought by dairies (registered ‘milk purchasers’) for processing. Defra runs a monthly survey in England and Wales to collect information on the volume, value and protein content of milk purchased from farms. Similar surveys are run in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Additional information is collected by the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) on the protein and butterfat content of the milk. The UK average farm-gate milk price, protein content and butterfat content is then calculated.

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Published 27 June 2013
Last updated 29 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated with statistical release and datasets for October 2018.
  2. Updated with historical notice and dataset to September 2018.
  3. Updated with statistical release and dataset for August 2018.
  4. Updated with statistical release and dataset for July 2018.
  5. Updated with statistical notice and dataset for June 2018.
  6. Updated with statistical notice and dataset for May 2018.
  7. Updated with statistical notice and dataset for April 2018.
  8. Updates with statistical release to March 2018 and related dataset.
  9. Updated statistical notice and dataset, figures to February 2018. Added Methodology, data users and revisions policy.
  10. Updated statistical notice and dataset, figures to January 2018.
  11. Replaced dataset to correct 2017 annual figure.
  12. Updated with statistical notice and dataset to December 2017.
  13. Updated with statistical notice and dataset to November 2017.
  14. Republished with revised statistics for September and October 2017.
  15. Updated with statistical notice and dataset to October 2017.
  16. Revised statistical notice and charts for September 2017.
  17. Updated with statistical notice for September in html format and updated dataset.
  18. Updated statistics notice and dataset to include August 2017 data.
  19. Updated with statistical release and dataset for July 2017.
  20. Replaced statistics notice and dataset to include figures to June 2017.
  21. Updated with statistical release and dataset for May 2017.
  22. Updated with statistical release and dataset for April 2017.
  23. Updated with March 2017 statistical notice and dataset.
  24. Updated with correction to historic milk volumes in Table 1.
  25. Updated with February statistical notice and dataset.
  26. Updated with January statistical notice and dataset.
  27. Updated with December statistical notice and dataset.
  28. Updated with November statistical notice and dataset.
  29. Updated monthly statistic notice to include October 2016 data.
  30. Updated milk price statistic notice to include September 2016 figures.
  31. Updated with August statistical notice and dataset.
  32. Updated to include July 2016 figures, statistic notice and dataset.
  33. Updated with June statistical notice and dataset.
  34. Updated with May statistical notice and dataset.
  35. Updated with April statistical notice and dataset.
  36. Updated with March statistical release and dataset.
  37. Revised publication following a review of company level production data.
  38. Updated with February 2016 figures.
  39. Updated to include January 2016 statistic notice.
  40. Figures to December 2015 added, new contact name.
  41. UK milk prices and composition of milk: November 2015 published.
  42. Figures to October 2015 added.
  43. Statistics release and dataset published on 29 October republished to correct a minor error with one figure.
  44. Figures to September 2015 added.
  45. Figures to August 2015 added.
  46. Figures to July 2015 added.
  47. Figures to June 2015 published.
  48. United Kingdom milk prices and composition of milk statistics notice (data to May 2015) published.
  49. UK milk prices and composition of milk: April 2015 published
  50. UK milk prices and composition of milk: March 2015 published.
  51. Statistical notice and associated dataset for February 2015.
  52. Statistical notice and associated dataset updated for February.
  53. UK milk prices and composition of milk figures for December 2014.
  54. Updated statistic release and dataset
  55. Latest figures for October 2014.
  56. Updated to include September 2014 figures.
  57. Updated with August 2014 statistics
  58. Updated milk prices and composition.
  59. Updated to include June 2014 figures.
  60. Updated with figures to May 2014.
  61. Updated with figures to April 2014.
  62. Updated with prices to March 2014.
  63. Updated with figures to February 2014.
  64. Updated to include Janaury 2014 figures.
  65. Updated with prices to December 2013.
  66. Updated with figures to November 2013.
  67. Updated with prices to October 2013.
  68. Updated monthly prices and composition
  69. Updated with figures to August 2013.
  70. Updated to include July 2013 figures.
  71. Updated with information for June 2013.
  72. Updated to include May 2013 figures.
  73. First published.
  74. Updated to include figures to April 2013.
  75. Updated with prices for March 2013.