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UK Milk Statistics


14 March 2013

Utilisation of Milk by Dairies in England & Wales – January 2013Utilisation of Milk by Dairies in England & Wales – January 2013

This release shows the latest monthly information on the volume of milk used by dairies in England and Wales for the production of a range of liquid milk and milk products.
UK Milk Statistics Reports

Key Points

The key results for January 2013 are given below:

  • The intake of raw whole milk was 762 million litres, a 3.8 per cent decrease on the same period last year.
  • 370 million litres of whole milk and 92 million litres of skim milk were used for liquid milk.
  • 161 million litres of whole milk and 23 million litres of skim milk were used for cheese production.

Section 1: Utilisation of milk by Dairies in England and Wales – January 2013

Table 1 shows the volume of milk used by dairies in England and Wa les for the production of a range of milk products during January 2013. This survey regularly accounts for over 95% of the milk available for processing in England and Wales. The majority of the remaining milk is used to make liquid milk and cheese, with small amounts being used for cream, yogurt and other milk products.

Table 1: Utilisation of milk by Dairies in England and Wales – January 2013 (a)(b)


(a) To protect the confidentiality of individual respondents it is not possible to publish all the data that are collected.
(b) Due to rounding, totals may not agree with the sum of the individual items.
(c) Where milk used for Cheshire is confidential, the milk used is included with ‘other short life territorials’.
(d) Where sub sales of milk to other organisations is confidential, the milk used is included with ‘Stock change and wastage’.

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