UK Milk Utilisation

Published 9 October 14

  • Milk utilised for liquid stood at 590m litres in August 2014, an increase of 24m litres (4.2%) compared with the same month last year. Milk for cheese utilisation was 320m litres in August 2014 which was 10m litres (3.1%) up on August last year.
  • Cream utilisation was up by 3.0% on August last year to 24m litres, while yogurt utilisation was up by 2.6% to 27m litres.
  • Butter utilisation in August was down on last year's figure by 14.3% at 20m litres.   
Million Litres Milk Used for Liquid Milk for Products Butter Cheese Cream Yogurt
Aug-14 590 578 20 320 24 27
% change v June 2013 4.2% 7.8% -14.3% 3.1% 3.0% 2.6%
             
YTD Total 4,697 4,833 196 2,629 208 197
% change YTD v 2013 3.7% 14.3% -2.1% 8.3% 3.9% 2.6%

 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 6,912 2.3%
Butter 289 304 5.2%
Cheese 3,618 3,649 0.8%
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.