UK dairy trade

Updated 08 December 2020

This page gives quarterly overview of UK dairy trade.
For a detailed look at the latest monthly data please visit our dairy trade dashboard



Quarterly exports commentary: Q3

  • Total dairy exports for Q3 2020 are down 54k tonnes (15%) from Q3 2019. Declines have been seen across all product categories in the quarter.
  • Total dairy export volumes have been lower in all quarters so far this year, particularly since the pandemic has led to widespread restrictions on mobility.
  • 21k tonnes of this decline came from lower powder exports compared to Q3 2019. However, SMP and WMP exports were still higher than in the same quarter two years previous (Q3 2018).
  • Total cheese exports for Q3 were down 11% in volume terms and 9% in value terms.