Revision to GB milk production

Wednesday, 7 October 2020

By Chris Gooderham

We have had to revise our milk production estimates from December 2019 onwards after a significant amendment to delivery volume data provided to us by a milk buyer. The adjustment has added around 2m litres (0.2%) per month from January to May, 3m litres (0.3%) to June and 5m litres (0.5%) to July.

As a result of the amendment, GB milk production for 2019/20 is now put at 12,564m litres, 5m litres more than the previous total and 0.4% above the level recorded in 2018/19.

Production for April to August 2020 is now put at 5,365m litres, just 1.1% down on the same period last year.

With the updated numbers, we will assess our milk forecast for the remainder of the year and provide an update if appropriate.

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We apologies for any inconvenience this amendment may have caused.

The latest milk production figures are available here.

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Chris Gooderham

Head of Market Specialists - Dairy & Livestock

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