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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 2020 2021 2022 ± on prev.
month.
± % from
2021
January 39,50 37,50 (e)41,50 +2,47% +10,67%
February 38,50 37,50 (e)42,50 +2,41% +13,33%
March 37,50 37,50 (e)43,50 +2,35% +16,00%
April 37,00 37,50 (e)48,00 +10,34% +28,00%
May 36,50 37,50 (e)48,00 0,00% +28,00%
June 36,50 38,00 (e)48,50 +1,04% +27,63%
July 36,50 38,50 (e)55,00 +13,40% +42,86%
August 36,50 38,50 (e)55,00 0,00% +42,86%
September 36,50 38,50  
October 36,50 39,00  
November 37,00 39,50  
December 37,00 40,50  
Average 37,13 38,33 47,75
Variazione¹ % -8,62% +3,25% +26,28%
Last Update:01-09-2022
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 2020 2021 2022 ± on prev.
month.
± % from
2021
January 144,00 144,00 147,00 0,00% +2,08%
February 144,00 143,00 146,00 -0,68% +2,10%
March 144,00 144,00 147,00 +0,68% +2,08%
April 145,00 144,00 150,00 +2,04% +4,17%
May 143,00 144,00 153,00 +2,00% +6,25%
June 143,00 145,00 156,00 +1,96% +7,59%
July 144,00 146,00 161,00 +3,21% +10,27%
August 145,00 146,00  
September 144,00 146,00  
October 144,00 145,00  
November 144,00 145,00  
December 143,00 147,00  
Average 143,92 144,92 151,43
Variazione¹ % +0,64% +0,69% +4,95%
Last Update:19-09-2022
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