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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  
May 36,50 37,50  
June 36,50 38,00  
July 36,50 38,50  
August 36,50 38,50  
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 42,50
Variazione¹ % -8,62% +3,25% +13,33%
Last Update:29-04-2022
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  
April 145,00 144,00  
May 143,00 144,00  
June 143,00 145,00  
July 144,00 146,00  
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 143,92 144,92 146,50
Variazione¹ % +0,64% +0,69% +2,09%
Last Update:31-03-2022
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