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UK Milk Statistics


13 January 2014

UK Milk Prices and Composition of Milk – November 2013UK Milk Prices and Composition of Milk – November 2013

This release shows the latest information on average farm gate milk prices and the butterfat and protein content of UK produced milk.
UK Milk Statistics Reports

Key points

The key results for November 2013 are given below:

  • Further increases in prices paid to milk producers by the majority of dairies have resulted in another record high UK average farm gate milk price of 34.5 pence per litre (at current prices), a 15% increase on the November 2012 price.

  • The average butterfat content of UK milk was 4.17 per cent, 0.7% lower than a year earlier in November 2012 (4.20 per cent).

  • The average protein content of UK milk was 3.35 per cent, slightly higher than a year earlier in November 2012 (3.34 per cent).

Section 1: United Kingdom farm gate milk price

Table 1 shows the monthly average farm gate milk prices for the last 13 months, along with historical annual averages (at actual prices). Monthly comparisons between years can be seen in Figure 1.

Figure 1: United Kingdom farm gate milk price

January 2014

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