UK milk deliveries

Updated 24 June 2022

Trends in UK milk production. Milk delivery volumes to dairies are reported for UK, GB and NI. We compare the latest production to the previous week and year as well as track production against the latest AHDB forecast. UK delivery information is available in the data download.

Daily deliveries

Daily deliveries for w/e 18/6/22 will be published w/c 27 June as we are currently querying data. Apologies for any inconvenience caused

  • GB milk deliveries decreased 2.0% compared to the previous week.
  • They are now running 3.4% below the same week last year – equivalent to 1.24 million litres.

Monthly deliveries

Additional information

AHDB estimates overall milk production from a weekly survey of the largest milk buyers covering approximately 80% of volumes in GB. The volumes are scaled up based on other available data, including the official Defra production statistics.

Figures are collected every week from dairies and may include some estimates which are also subject to retrospective changes.

Week-on-week changes are adjusted to negate the impact of every-other-day collection, which can lead to day-to-day swings in the volume of milk collected.

Data is not butterfat adjusted

*Monthly milk production figures are estimated by AHDB from daily milk delivery survey data and therefore may differ from the milk production figures published by Defra. The monthly figure is therefore an estimate based on latest information and is subject to retrospective changes.

Monthly and annual totals are not adjusted for leap years.

Defra UK milk production

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