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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 (e)38,50 (e)40,50 +5,19% +5,19%
February 38,00 (e)37,50 (e)40,50 0,00% +8,00%
March 38,00 (e)37,00 (e)40,50 0,00% +9,46%
April 38,00 (e)36,50  
May 38,00 (e)36,50  
June 38,00 (e)36,50  
July 38,50 (e)36,50  
August 39,00 (e)37,50  
September 39,50 (e)37,50  
October 39,50 (e)38,00  
November 39,50 (e)38,00  
December 39,50 (e)38,50  
Average 38,58 37,38 40,50
Variazione¹ % +11,43% -3,13% +7,52%
Last Update:12-04-2019
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 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 147,00 144,00 146,00 0,00% +1,39%
May 149,00 147,00 146,00 0,00% -0,68%
June 145,00 146,00 147,00 +0,68% +0,68%
July 143,00 141,00 147,00 0,00% +4,26%
August 140,00 139,00 147,00 0,00% +5,76%
September 143,00 149,00 146,00 -0,68% -2,01%
October 141,00 147,00 145,00 -0,68% -1,36%
November 150,00 146,00 145,00 0,00% -0,68%
December 146,00 151,00 145,00 0,00% -3,97%
Average 144,75 145,58 145,83
Variazione¹ % +0,81% +0,58% +0,17%
Last Update:07-02-2019
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