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Farm-gate prices of milk

Italy is one of the milk producing countries in the EU-28.

The volume of the Italian milk output does not meet the domestic demand needs and therefore this lack is absorbed by imports from Germany and France, the major European producers.
Given this, it turns out to compare farmgate milk prices in force in three selected regions i.e.:
- Lombardy (Italy);
- Bavaria (Germany);
- Rh�ne Alpes (France).
For that reason this page provides with:
  • a comparison graph among the farm gate Milk prices of the above mentioned Regions;
  • tables with related prices.
A look at the prices here below highlights that Italy ranks on the top of the graph i.e. high raw milk price levels.
This is mainly due to the use of Italian milk that, unlike other Countries, is destined to a large extent (approx. 45%) to the production of typical cheeses (PDO).

These typical cheeses are characterised by high standard quality and are often considered unique by the consumer. To note that Italian farmgate milk is also the result of a specific feeding of the cows. All these factors lead to have remarkable high farmgate milk prices in Italy.

To deepen this topic , please refer to Tools for a compared analysis in the European area.

Italy, Lombardy 29/02/2020 37,34 €/100Kg
 
Germany, Bavaria 31/01/2020 34,26 €/100Kg
 
France, Rhône Alpes 31/01/2020 37,56 €/100Kg
Farmgate milk price
Lombardy (Italy) * (€/100 lt.)
Month 2018 2019 2020 ± on prev.
month.
± % from
2019
January 38,50 (e)40,50 (e)39,50 -1,25% -2,47%
February 37,50 (e)40,50 (e)38,50 -2,53% -4,94%
March 37,00 (e)40,50  
April 36,50 (e)40,50  
May 36,50 (e)40,50  
June 36,50 (e)40,50  
July 36,50 (e)41,00  
August 37,50 (e)41,00  
September 37,50 (e)41,00  
October 38,00 (e)41,00  
November 38,00 (e)40,50  
December 38,50 (e)40,00  
Average 37,38 40,63 39,00
Variazione¹ % -3,13% +8,70% -3,70%
Last Update:17-03-2020
1) change from the same period of previous year
*: Euro per 100 litres 3,7% fat - 3,25% proteins
(e) = estimated price
Source: Processed by CLAL
 
Farmgate milk price
Bayern (Germany) * (€/100 kg.)
Month 2018 2019 2020 ± on prev.
month.
± % from
2019
January 37,48 35,56 34,26 +0,79% -3,66%
February 36,51 35,44  
March 35,37 35,36  
April 34,13 35,04  
May 34,01 34,46  
June 34,26 34,12  
July 34,55 33,86  
August 34,77 33,82  
September 35,29 33,76  
October 35,76 33,90  
November 35,89 33,99  
December 35,87 33,99  
Average 35,32 34,44 34,26
Variazione¹ % -0,83% -2,50% -3,66%
Last Update:16-03-2020
1) change from the same period of previous year
*: Euro per 100 Kg 3,7% fat - 3,40% proteins
Since January 2010 Fat content, to which farm-gate milk price refers, has increased from 3,70 % to 4,00 %.
Source: ZMP; since May,2009 ZMB
 
Farmgate milk price
Rhône Alpes (France) * (€/100 lt.)
Month 2018 2019 2020 ± on prev.
month.
± % from
2019
January 36,46 37,18 38,73 +1,74% +4,16%
February 36,13 37,38  
March 34,69 36,58  
April 33,63 36,04  
May 33,74 35,87  
June 35,15 37,82  
July 37,14 39,85  
August 38,53 40,00  
September 38,65 39,94  
October 38,08 39,54  
November 36,79 38,18  
December 37,07 38,07  
Average 36,34 38,04 38,73
Variazione¹ % +1,91% +4,68% +4,16%
Last Update:13-03-2020
1) change from the same period of previous year
*: Euro per 100 litres 3,8% fat - 3,20% proteins

Prix toutes primes comprises, toutes qualités confondues, ramené à un lait standard (38g de MG / 32g de MP).
Ce prix est le prix payé aux producteurs au cours du mois, il peut inclure des avances.

Source: FranceAgriMer / sondage lait de vache