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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 2018 2019 2020 ± on prev.
month.
± % from
2019
January 38,50 40,50 (e)39,50 -1,25% -2,47%
February 37,50 40,50 (e)38,50 -2,53% -4,94%
March 37,00 40,50 (e)37,50 -2,60% -7,41%
April 36,50 40,50 (e)37,00 -1,33% -8,64%
May 36,50 40,50 (e)36,50 -1,35% -9,88%
June 36,50 40,50 (e)36,50 0,00% -9,88%
July 36,50 41,00 (e)36,50 0,00% -10,98%
August 37,50 41,00  
September 37,50 41,00  
October 38,00 41,00  
November 38,00 40,50  
December 38,50 40,00  
Average 37,38 40,63 37,43
Variazione¹ % -3,13% +8,70% -7,75%
Last Update:31-08-2020
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 2018 2019 2020 ± on prev.
month.
± % from
2019
January 145,00 143,00 144,00 +0,70% +0,70%
February 145,00 142,00 144,00 0,00% +1,41%
March 146,00 142,00 144,00 0,00% +1,41%
April 146,00 142,00 145,00 +0,69% +2,11%
May 146,00 142,00 143,00 -1,38% +0,70%
June 147,00 143,00 143,00 0,00% 0,00%
July 147,00 143,00  
August 147,00 145,00  
September 146,00 144,00  
October 146,00 144,00  
November 146,00 143,00  
December 145,00 143,00  
Average 146,00 143,00 143,83
Variazione¹ % +0,29% -2,05% +1,05%
Last Update:28-08-2020
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