UK Milk Utilisation

Published 14 July 14

  • Milk utilised for liquid stood at 614m litres in May 2014, an increase of 20m litres (3.3%) compared with the same month last year. Milk for cheese utilisation was 366m litres in May 2014 which was 14m litres (4.1%) up on May last year.
  • Cream utilisation was up by 6.5% on May last year to 29m litres, while yogurt utilisation was down by 8.0% to 24m litres.
  • Butter utilisation in May was down on last year's figure by 2.5% at 28m litres.   
Million Litres Milk Used for Liquid Milk for Products Butter Cheese Cream Yogurt
May-14 614 694 28 366 29 24
% change v Apr 2013 3.3% 9.3% -2.5% 4.1% 6.5% -8.0%
             
YTD Total 2,942 3,022 130 1,661 134 118
% change YTD v 2013 3.3% 19.3% 6.1% 9.8% 3.4% -1.4%

 Source: Defra

Please note this data is provisional and subject to change

** NOTE that the reported percentage change may differ due to rounding.

 

Utilisation of Milk 2013/14

In 2013/14 (when compared with the previous year):

  • More milk was utilised in the manufacture of liquid, butter, cheese and cream and more went into condensed milk, powders and yogurts.
  • Less milk went into stock change and wastage.

Provisional figures for the 2013/14 year show that 6.91bn litres of milk were utilised for liquid, 2.3% higher than in the previous year. 273m litres of milk were utilised for yogurt production, an increase of 0.5% on the previous year. Milk utilised for butter and cream increased by 5.2% and 12.2% respectively in 2013/14 compared to 2012/13, to 304m litres for butter production and 295m litres for cream production. More milk was utilised for powder during the 2013/14 year compared with the previous year as well, with 1.26bn litres utilised, a significant increase of 46.5%.

Condensed products also showed an increase on 2012/13 figures for milk utilisation, increasing by 1.5% to 287m litres. Milk utilised for cheese was up, by 1.0% at 3.65bn litres. There was a decrease in stock change and wastage in the 2013/14 year than the year previously, with a reduction of 34m litres, a decrease of 51.6% from the previous year.

 

  2012/13 2013/14 Change from 2012/13
Milk Used for Liquid  6,756 6,914 2.3%
Butter 289 304 5.2%
Cheese 3,618 3,654 1.0%
Condensed Milk  282 287 1.5%
Milk Powders 860 1,259 46.5%
Cream 263 295 12.2%
Yogurt 272 273 0.5%
Other 343 429 25.2%
Wastage 70 34 -51.6%

 

Uk Milk utilisation 

 

 Source: Defra

*Please note data is provisional   

*There may be marginal differences in percentages due to figures being rounded up or down.