UK Monthly and Annual Milk Deliveries

Published 10 April 15

Please note that this page will be updated at the end of May due to a change in source of the data. This data will now be provided by Defra rather than the RPA following the abolition of milk quotas.

In March        

  • Provisional UK milk deliveries amounted to 1,262m litres, 5m litres up on the previous year, equivalent to a 0.4% increase.
  • Provisional GB deliveries were up 0.1% (2m litres) year on year, totalling 1,062m litres.
  • Deliveries in NI reached 200m litres according to provisional figures, 4 million litres higher than the previous year, an increase of 2.0%.

Provisional UK production in March 2015 was up marginally by 5m litres (0.4%) on last year's figure. Cumulative deliveries for the 2014/15 milk year stood at 14,394m litres, which is 714m litres (5.2%) more than the 2013/14 milk year.

GB deliveries stood at 1,062m litres in March 2015, 2m litres (0.1%) higher than March last year. NI monthly milk production stood at 200m litres, 4 million litres higher than the previous year, an increase of 2.0%.

Note: Figures in the tables are rounded up or down, so reported values in the text may differ to the table.

Wholesale Milk Deliveries to UK Dairies (not butterfat adjusted)

million litres

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

Apr

1,144

1,133

1,191

1,204

1,112

1,279

May

1,203

1,243

1,253

1,252

1,234

1,333

Jun

1,130

1,179

1,172

1,186

1,177

1,241

Jul

1,101

1,141

1,161

1,116

1,144

1,225

Aug

1,053

1,109

1,105

1,063

1,116

1,178

Sep

994

1,065

1,042

997

1,063

1,147

Oct

1,024

1,076

1,062

994

1,088

1,157

Nov

985

1,028

1,035

974

1,067

1,120

Dec

1,047

1,072

1,098

1,039

1,144

1,156

Jan

1,051

1,096

1,118

1,059

1,179

1,194

Feb

978

1,023

1,057†

978

1,099

1,101

Mar

1,116

1,167

1,198

1,112

1,257

1,262

Total

12,825

13,332

13,494*

12,974

13,680

14,394

Source:Defra/RPA

Provisional

†This figure represents a 29 day month. If data is adjusted to represent a 28 day month then the actual figure is 1,019

* The actual figure was 13,456 as the cumulative figure has to be adjusted because of the leap year

 UK Monthly and Annual Milk Deliveries

CUMULATIVE MILK SUPPLY (not butterfat adjusted)

million litres

2009/10

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

Apr

1,144

1,133

1,191

1,204

1,112

1,279

May

2,347

2,376

2,444

2,456

2,346

2,613

Jun

3,476

3,555

3,617

3,642

3,523

3,853

Jul

4,577

4,696

4,778

4,758

4,667

5,078

Aug

5,631

5,805

5,883

5,821

5,783

6,256

Sep

6,624

6,870

6,925

6,818

6,845

7,404

Oct

7,648

7,946

7,987

7,812

7,934

8,560

Nov

8,634

8,974

9,023

8,786

9,001

9,681

Dec

9,680

10,045

10,120

9,825

10,144

10,837

Jan

10,731

11,142

11,238

10,884

11,323

12,031

Feb

11,709

12,165

12,296†

11,862

12,423

13,132

Mar

12,825

13,332

13,494*

12,974

13,680

14,394

 Provisional

† This figure represents a 29 day month for February. If data is adjusted to represent a 28 day month then the actual figure is 12,258

* The actual figure was 13,456 as the cumulative figure has to be adjusted because of the leap year

 

Regional Split

million litres

UK

GB

NI

 

2013/14

2014/15

2013/14

2014/15

2013/14

2014/15

Apr

1,112

1,279

932

1,076

180

203

May

1,234

1,333

1,034

1,114

200

219

Jun

1,177

1,241

987

1,037

190

204

Jul

1,144

1,225

963

1,028

181

197

Aug

1,116

1,178

954

1,004

162

174

Sep

1,063

1,147

919

986

144

161

Oct

1,088

1,157

941

993

147

164

Nov

1,067

1,120

920

960

147

160

Dec

1,144

1,156

979

981

165

175

Jan

1,179

1,194

1,004

1,011

176

183

Feb

1,099

1,101

931

930

168

172

Mar

1,257

1,262

1,061

1,062

196

200

Total

13,680

14,394

11,624

12,181

2,056

2,213

 Source: Defra / RPA

Provisional

 GB Monthly and Annual Milk Deliveries