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World: WPC and SMP Prices


This page compares prices recorded for Skimmed Milk Powder (SMP) in Germany, Oceania and the USA with prices recorded for Whey Protein Concentrate Powder (WPC containing 34% dried protein) in the USA (Central and West) over a given time period.

WPC (Whey Protein Concentrate) powder comes from concentration of the whey protein content via a membrane separation process (Ultrafiltration - UF).

We have highlighted the comparison between SMP and WPC because Whey Protein Concentrate Powder (WPC-34%) is frequently used in both the food (e.g. ice-cream) and livestock (e.g. calf feed) sector to partially replace skimmed milk powder (SMP).

Comparison of the respective prices can offer a key interpretation of the trends reported. We should also remember that price trends for Whey Protein Concentrate Powder (WPC) are influenced by the skimmed milk powder (SMP) market prices.

The largest WPC-producing countries in Europe are France, Germany and Holland.
 
Germany
Magermilchpulver
ADPI-Extra
* (€/tons)
Month 2015 2016 2017 ± on prev.
month.
± % from
2016
January 1.900 1.643 2.124 +1,53% +29,23%
February 2.160 1.628 2.005 -5,59% +23,20%
March 2.210 1.608 1.814 -9,53% +12,81%
April 2.029 1.620 1.728 -4,77% +6,64%
May 1.864 1.668 1.855 +7,38% +11,24%
June 1.798 1.724 2.025 +9,16% +17,46%
July 1.748 1.763  
August 1.675 1.841  
September 1.716 2.014  
October 1.834 2.115  
November 1.761 2.055  
December 1.683 2.092  
Average 1.865 1.814 1.925
Change¹ % -30,61% -2,71% +6,12%
Last Update: 2017-06-21
1) change from previous year
*: Prices VAT excluded FOB ex-works
Consult weekly wholesale prices
Source: ZMP; since May 6,2009 "Süddeutsche Butter - und Käsebörse eV, Kempten"
 
Oceania
Skim Milk Powder 1.25%
butterfat (SMP)
* (€/tons)
Month 2015 2016 2017 ± on prev.
month.
± % from
2016
January 2.058 1.700 2.268 +1,75% +33,36%
February 2.281 1.626 2.272 +0,20% +39,70%
March 2.662 1.576 2.105 -7,34% +33,54%
April 2.379 1.533 1.830 -13,07% +19,36%
May 1.990 1.513 1.807 -1,26% +19,44%
June 1.827 1.628 1.848 +2,26% +13,53%
July 1.661 1.742  
August 1.393 1.748  
September 1.652 2.033  
October 1.902 2.122  
November 1.863 2.193  
December 1.725 2.229  
Average 1.949 1.804 2.022
Change¹ % -29,74% -7,47% +12,08%
Last Update: 2017-06-08
1) change from previous year
*: Consult fortnightly wholesale prices
Source: USDA AMS Dairy Markets News
 
 
Usa
Whey Protein Concentrate (WPC)
(€/tons)
Month 2015 2016 2017 ± on prev.
month.
± % from
2016
January 2.219 1.097 1.924 +7,53% +75,29%
February 2.128 1.136 2.042 +6,14% +79,80%
March 2.049 1.157 2.004 -1,83% +73,26%
April 1.942 1.182 1.937 -3,38% +63,89%
May 1.798 1.216 1.828 -5,63% +50,34%
June 1.687 1.283 1.786 -2,30% +39,14%
July 1.587 1.374  
August 1.292 1.402  
September 1.108 1.432  
October 1.050 1.540  
November 1.092 1.618  
December 1.077 1.789  
Average 1.586 1.352 1.920
Change¹ % -39,30% -14,73% +41,99%
Last Update: 2017-06-15
1) change from previous year
*: Consult weekly wholesale prices
Source: USDA AMS Dairy Market News
 
USA - Domestic Market
Nonfat Dry Milk
(€/tons)
Month 2015 2016 2017 ± on prev.
month.
± % from
2016
January 1.904 1.502 2.145 +3,88% +42,84%
February 2.037 1.438 2.029 -5,42% +41,06%
March 2.132 1.486 1.785 -12,02% +20,13%
April 1.986 1.430 1.710 -4,19% +19,61%
May 1.875 1.508 1.763 +3,08% +16,89%
June 1.831 1.589 1.856 +5,27% +16,82%
July 1.662 1.758  
August 1.408 1.739  
September 1.615 1.814  
October 1.832 1.866  
November 1.673 1.896  
December 1.565 2.065  
Average 1.793 1.674 1.882
Change¹ % -36,97% -6,65% +12,38%
Last Update: 2017-06-15
1) change from previous year
*: Low Medium Heat (SMP) Mostly
Consult weekly wholesale prices
Source: USDA AMS Dairy Market News