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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 30/09/2018 36,37 €/100Kg
 
Germany, Bavaria 30/09/2018 35,29 €/100Kg
 
France, Rhône Alpes 30/09/2018 37,48 €/100Kg
Farmgate milk price
Lombardy (Italy) * (€/100 lt.)
Month 2016 2017 2018 ± on prev.
month.
± % from
2017
January 36,00 37,50 (e)38,50 -2,53% +2,67%
February 36,00 38,00 (e)37,50 -2,60% -1,32%
March 34,50 38,00 (e)37,00 -1,33% -2,63%
April 33,50 38,00 (e)36,50 -1,35% -3,95%
May 33,50 38,00 (e)36,50 0,00% -3,95%
June 33,50 38,00 (e)36,50 0,00% -3,95%
July 33,50 38,50 (e)36,50 0,00% -5,19%
August 33,50 39,00 (e)37,50 +2,74% -3,85%
September 34,00 39,50 (e)37,50 0,00% -5,06%
October 35,00 39,50  
November 36,00 39,50  
December 36,50 39,50  
Average 34,63 38,58 37,11
Change¹ % -4,26% +11,43% -3,05%
Last Update: 2018-10-19
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 2016 2017 2018 ± on prev.
month.
± % from
2017
January 29,41 32,79 37,48 -3,10% +14,30%
February 28,77 33,03 36,51 -2,59% +10,54%
March 27,83 33,19 35,37 -3,12% +6,57%
April 26,62 33,33 34,13 -3,51% +2,40%
May 25,49 33,70 34,01 -0,35% +0,92%
June 25,26 34,59 34,26 +0,74% -0,95%
July 25,36 36,10 34,55 +0,85% -4,29%
August 25,99 36,88 34,77 +0,64% -5,72%
September 27,14 37,74 35,29 +1,50% -6,49%
October 29,02 38,65  
November 30,66 38,77  
December 31,40 38,68  
Average 27,75 35,62 35,15
Change¹ % -9,22% +28,38% +1,61%
Last Update: 2018-11-14
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 2016 2017 2018 ± on prev.
month.
± % from
2017
January 32,19 35,44 36,46 -1,40% +2,88%
February 31,87 34,71 36,13 -0,91% +4,10%
March 31,19 33,82 34,69 -3,99% +2,58%
April 30,69 33,22 33,63 -3,06% +1,21%
May 30,05 33,22 33,74 +0,34% +1,56%
June 30,73 34,42 35,15 +4,17% +2,10%
July 31,56 36,66 37,14 +5,68% +1,33%
August 32,55 37,59 38,53 +3,73% +2,49%
September 32,66 37,80 38,65 +0,31% +2,23%
October 32,99 37,40  
November 32,48 36,60  
December 33,42 36,98  
Average 31,86 35,66 36,01
Change¹ % +2,34% +11,90% +2,28%
Last Update: 2018-11-15
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