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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.
 
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 (e)38,00 +1,33% -3,80%
November 36,00 39,50 (e)38,00 0,00% -3,80%
December 36,50 39,50  
Average 34,63 38,58 37,27
Variazione¹ % -4,26% +11,43% -3,19%
Last Update: 2018-12-13
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
 
Retail - Fresh milk price
Italy  (€/100 lt.)
Month 2016 2017 2018 ± on prev.
month.
± % from
2017
January 141,00 148,00 145,00 -3,97% -2,03%
February 143,00 147,00 145,00 0,00% -1,36%
March 149,00 142,00 146,00 +0,69% +2,82%
April 147,00 144,00 147,00 +0,68% +2,08%
May 149,00 147,00 146,00 -0,68% -0,68%
June 145,00 146,00  
July 143,00 141,00  
August 140,00 139,00  
September 143,00 149,00  
October 141,00 147,00  
November 150,00 146,00  
December 146,00 151,00  
Average 144,75 145,58 145,80
Variazione¹ % +0,81% +0,58% +0,14%
Last Update: 2018-07-17
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