This release shows the latest information on average farm gate milk prices, volumes and the butterfat and protein content of UK produced milk.

Key point
The UK average farm-gate milk price for December 2016 is 26.21p per litre. This represents a 2.7% (0.68ppl) increase on November 2016, and a 9.7% (2.33ppl) increase on the same month last year, it is the sixth consecutive monthly increase.

Commentary

The UK average farm-gate milk price for December 2016 is 26.21p per litre. This represents a 2.7% (0.68ppl) increase on November 2016, and a 9.7% (2.33ppl) increase on the same month last year, it is the sixth consecutive monthly increase. UK milk production for December increased 6.6% on the previous month to 1,150 million litres, a 4.9% decrease on the same period last year.

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