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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 2017 2018 2019 ± on prev.
month.
± % from
2018
January 37,50 38,50 (e)40,50 +5,19% +5,19%
February 38,00 37,50 (e)40,50 0,00% +8,00%
March 38,00 37,00 (e)40,50 0,00% +9,46%
April 38,00 36,50 (e)40,50 0,00% +10,96%
May 38,00 36,50 (e)40,50 0,00% +10,96%
June 38,00 36,50 (e)40,50 0,00% +10,96%
July 38,50 36,50 (e)41,00 +1,23% +12,33%
August 39,00 37,50 (e)41,00 0,00% +9,33%
September 39,50 37,50 (e)41,00 0,00% +9,33%
October 39,50 38,00 (e)41,00 0,00% +7,89%
November 39,50 38,00  
December 39,50 38,50  
Average 38,58 37,38 40,70
Variazione¹ % +11,43% -3,13% +9,41%
Last Update:15-11-2019
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 2017 2018 2019 ± on prev.
month.
± % from
2018
January 148,00 145,00 143,00 -1,38% -1,38%
February 147,00 145,00 143,00 0,00% -1,38%
March 142,00 146,00 144,00 +0,70% -1,37%
April 144,00 146,00 144,00 0,00% -1,37%
May 147,00 146,00 144,00 0,00% -1,37%
June 146,00 147,00 144,00 0,00% -2,04%
July 141,00 147,00 145,00 +0,69% -1,36%
August 139,00 147,00 146,00 +0,69% -0,68%
September 149,00 146,00  
October 147,00 145,00  
November 146,00 145,00  
December 151,00 145,00  
Average 145,58 145,83 144,13
Variazione¹ % +0,58% +0,17% -1,37%
Last Update:26-09-2019
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