UK Monthly and Annual Milk Deliveries

Published 6 February 15

In January

  • Provisional UK milk deliveries amounted to 1,193m litres, 14m litres more than the previous year, equivalent to a 1.2% increase.
  • Provisional GB deliveries were up 0.7% (7m litres) year on year, totalling 1,011m litres.
  • Deliveries in NI reached 182m litres according to provisional figures, 6 million litres higher than the previous year, an increase of 3.6%.

Provisional UK production in January 2015 was up by 1.2% on last year's figure. Cumulative deliveries for the 2014/15 milk year stood at 12,059m litres, which is 735m litres more than the 2013/14 milk year.

GB deliveries stood at 1,011m litres in January 2015, 7m litres (0.7%) higher than January last year. NI monthly milk production stood at 182m litres, 6 million litres higher than the previous year, an increase of 3.6%.

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

1,185

Jan

1,051

1,096

1,118

1,059

1,179

1,193

Feb

978

1,023

1,057†

978

1,099

 

Mar

1,116

1,167

1,198

1,112

1,257

 

Total

12,825

13,332

13,494*

12,974

13,680

 

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

10,866

Jan

10,731

11,142

11,238

10,884

11,323

12,059

Feb

11,709

12,165

12,296†

11,862

12,423

 

Mar

12,825

13,332

13,494*

12,974

13,680

 

 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

1,185

979

1,010

165

175

Jan

1,179

1,193

1,004

1,011

176

182

Feb

1,099

 

931

 

168

 

Mar

1,257

 

1,061

 

196

 

Total

13,680

 

11,624

 

2,056

 

 Source: Defra / RPA

Provisional

 GB Monthly and Annual Milk Deliveries