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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 (e)40,50 (e)39,50 -1,25% -2,47%
February 37,50 (e)40,50 (e)38,50 -2,53% -4,94%
March 37,00 (e)40,50  
April 36,50 (e)40,50  
May 36,50 (e)40,50  
June 36,50 (e)40,50  
July 36,50 (e)41,00  
August 37,50 (e)41,00  
September 37,50 (e)41,00  
October 38,00 (e)41,00  
November 38,00 (e)40,50  
December 38,50 (e)40,00  
Average 37,38 40,63 39,00
Variazione¹ % -3,13% +8,70% -3,70%
Last Update:17-03-2020
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 145,00 143,00 146,00 +0,69% +2,10%
February 145,00 143,00 145,00 -0,68% +1,40%
March 146,00 144,00  
April 146,00 144,00  
May 146,00 144,00  
June 147,00 144,00  
July 147,00 145,00  
August 147,00 146,00  
September 146,00 145,00  
October 145,00 145,00  
November 145,00 145,00  
December 145,00 145,00  
Average 145,83 144,42 145,50
Variazione¹ % +0,17% -0,97% +1,75%
Last Update:03-04-2020
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