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Italy: farm gate milk price and retail milk price

This page shows, in the given period, the comparison between farm gate milk price and retail fresh pasteurised milk price in Italy .

The graph evidences the remarkable question about the difference of the two prices, mainly due to the new type of retailing.

Some considerations may be made:

The retail milk price is the result of the economic return gained by each "milk player" (farmers, processors, retailers):
  • The Italian milk farmers have steady improved the milk quality investing in:
    • selecting genetically the cattle,
    • feeding research and
    • managing properly the farm in order to grant the well being of the animals and an optimal hygiene sanitary environment;

  • The Processors (manufacture companies) duly check and preserve milk quality and are in charge of :
    • heat treatment and packaging,
    • the logistic delivery plan, widening their own presence on the national territory
    • the advertising and marketing of the products calling in from the market the products next to expiry ("resi")

  • The Giant Retailers in Italy, last player of the "milk chain" has progressively replaced the boutiques/shops with regard to milk distribution. They have aided the widespread all dairy products all over the Italian territory.
 
Month 2019 2020 2021 ± on prev.
month.
± % from
2020
January 40,50 39,50 (e)37,50 +1,35% -5,06%
February 40,50 38,50 (e)37,50 0,00% -2,60%
March 40,50 37,50 (e)37,50 0,00% 0,00%
April 40,50 37,00 (e)37,50 0,00% +1,35%
May 40,50 36,50  
June 40,50 36,50  
July 41,00 36,50  
August 41,00 36,50  
September 41,00 36,50  
October 41,00 36,50  
November 40,50 37,00  
December 40,00 37,00  
Average 40,63 37,13 37,50
Variazione¹ % +8,70% -8,62% -1,64%
Last Update:31-05-2021
1) change from the same period of previous year
*: Euro per 100 lt. 3,7% fat and 3,25% proteins.
(e) = estimated price
Source: Processed by CLAL
 
Month 2019 2020 2021 ± on prev.
month.
± % from
2020
January 143,00 144,00 144,00 +0,70% 0,00%
February 142,00 144,00 143,00 -0,69% -0,69%
March 142,00 144,00 144,00 +0,70% 0,00%
April 142,00 145,00 144,00 0,00% -0,69%
May 142,00 143,00  
June 143,00 143,00  
July 143,00 144,00  
August 145,00 145,00  
September 144,00 144,00  
October 144,00 144,00  
November 143,00 144,00  
December 143,00 143,00  
Average 143,00 143,92 143,75
Variazione¹ % -2,05% +0,64% -0,35%
Last Update:03-06-2021
1) change from the same period of previous year
Source: Milan Municipality; since January 2014 monthly average prices provided by the Ministry of Industry; Since January 2018 processed by CLAL