UK Milk Utilisation

Published 17 November 14

  • Milk utilised for liquid stood at 570m litres in September 2014, an increase of 6m litres (1.1%) compared with the same month last year. Milk for cheese utilisation was 310m litres in September 2014 which was 24m litres (8.3%) up on September last year.
  • Cream utilisation was up by 14.6% on September last year to 26m litres, while yogurt utilisation was down by 7.2% to 23m litres.
  • Butter utilisation in September was down on last year's figure by 11.1% at 24m litres.   
Million Litres Milk Used for Liquid Milk for Products Butter Cheese Cream Yogurt
Sep 2014 570 563 24 310 26 23
% change v Sep 2013 1.1% 12.9% -11.1% 8.3% 14.6% -7.2%
             
YTD Total 5,241 5,413 222 2,986 222 210
% change YTD v 2013 2.9% 14.5% -2.4% 10.0% 0.0% -3.2%

 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. 269m litres of milk were utilised for yogurt production, a decrease of 1.0% on the previous year. Milk utilised for butter and cream increased by 5.7% and 10.6% respectively in 2013/14 compared to 2012/13, to 306m litres for butter production and 291m 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 1.7% to 287m litres. Milk utilised for cheese was up, by 1.2% at 3.66bn litres. There was a decrease in stock change and wastage in the 2013/14 year than the year previously, with a reduction of 32m litres, a decrease of 54.2% from the previous year.

 

  2012/13 2013/14 Change from 2012/13
Milk Used for Liquid  6,756 6,913 2.3%
Butter 289 306 5.7%
Cheese 3,618 3,663 1.2%
Condensed Milk  282 287 1.7%
Milk Powders 860 1,259 46.5%
Cream 263 291 10.6%
Yogurt 272 269 -1.0%
Other 343 423 23.4%
Wastage 70 32 -54.2%

 

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.