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Milk Cream, Italy (Milan)

This page contains the weekly wholesale prices for Milk Cream produced in Italy (for use in the food industry, 40% fat content) as determined by the Metropolitana Milano MonzaBrianza Lodi Chamber of Commerce.

The Milk Cream (Foreign and Italian) prices recorded over the last ten weeks are listed in the table.

The graph below shows an overview of Milk Cream prices over a given period.

N.B.: Regulation (EC) CMO 1234/2007, Annex XV - Paragraph III- Point 1, states that: for the purposes of this point: "Milk cream means the product obtained from milk with a milk-fat content of at least 10%."

The same document in the same annex - Paragraph IV states: "Subject to the provisions [...] Member States may adopt or maintain national regulations laying down different quality levels..."

The Italian regulation is Circular no. 40 dated 12/03/74 which states "Milk cream means a milk product rich in fat content obtained by skimming or centrifugation. The cream may be sold in three different forms, each with a different fat content:

     half cream = minimum fat content 10%
     cooking cream = minimum fat content 20%
     whipping or double cream for use in confectionery = minimum fat content 30%"

Graziella Lasi of Bagnarola di Budrio (Bologna) contributed to the contents of this page - April 2010

From 1 January 2019 the list item "Milk Cream for use in the food industry"
has been split into:
"Italian Milk Cream (40% fat)" and "Foreign Milk Cream (40% fat)".

Italy, Milan
Weekly prices of
Italian Milk Cream (40% fat) - Cod. 41
Survey Date € / Kg
40% fat
± on prev. price € / Kg
100% fat
Monday 22 Feb 2021 1,76 +2,3% 4,40
Monday 15 Feb 2021 1,72 +2,4% 4,30
Monday 8 Feb 2021 1,68 +2,4% 4,20
Monday 1 Feb 2021 1,64 +1,2% 4,10
Monday 25 Jan 2021 1,62 0,0% 4,05
Monday 18 Jan 2021 1,62 0,0% 4,05
Monday 11 Jan 2021 1,62 0,0% 4,05
Monday 4 Jan 2021 1,62 0,0% 4,05
Monday 28 Dec 2020 1,62 -1,2% 4,05
Monday 21 Dec 2020 1,64 -2,4% 4,10
n.q.: not quoted price
From November the 18th, 2019 the prices quoted are ex-works, cash on delivery, excluding VAT.
Source: Milan Chamber of Commerce; since January 2018, source: Metropolitana Milano MonzaBrianza Lodi Chamber of Commerce
Italy, Milan
Weekly prices of
Foreign Milk Cream (40% fat) - Cod. 40
Survey Date € / Kg
40% fat
± on prev. price € / Kg
100% fat
Monday 22 Feb 2021 1,80 0,0% 4,50
Monday 15 Feb 2021 1,80 +2,3% 4,50
Monday 8 Feb 2021 1,76 +3,5% 4,40
Monday 1 Feb 2021 1,70 +2,4% 4,25
Monday 25 Jan 2021 1,66 +2,5% 4,15
Monday 18 Jan 2021 1,62 +2,5% 4,05
Monday 11 Jan 2021 1,58 +1,3% 3,95
Monday 4 Jan 2021 1,56 0,0% 3,90
Monday 28 Dec 2020 1,56 0,0% 3,90
Monday 21 Dec 2020 1,56 -2,5% 3,90
n.q.: not quoted price
From November the 18th, 2019 the prices quoted are ex-works, cash on delivery, excluding VAT.
According to the previous classification, valid until 31/12/2018, this list item referred to the average price between the foreign and Italian cream; starting from 07/01/2019, the list item will no longer be comparable as it represents only foreign cream.

Source: Milan Chamber of Commerce; since January 2018, source: Metropolitana Milano MonzaBrianza Lodi Chamber of Commerce
€/kg Italy, Milan
Average Monthly prices of
Italian Milk Cream, 40% fat
2006 2011 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 % on prev. month % on 2020
January 1,41 1,90 1,37 1,98 1,91 2,06 1,75 1,62 -2,70% -7,60%
February 1,30 1,98 1,26 1,91 2,15 1,99 1,64 1,70 +4,94% +3,98%
March 1,25 2,02 1,20 2,06 2,37 2,00 1,65
April 1,25 1,92 1,15 2,19 2,51 2,02 1,44
May 1,25 1,95 1,21 2,43 2,81 1,97 1,44
June 1,25 2,09 1,56 2,81 2,90 1,93 1,73
July 1,26 2,09 1,71 2,97 2,61 1,97 1,77
August 1,28 1,99 1,81 3,20 2,68 1,91 1,80
September 1,33 2,02 2,17 3,26 2,67 2,02 1,88
October 1,37 2,01 2,31 2,81 2,37 2,04 1,88
November 1,39 1,92 2,42 2,67 2,30 2,07 1,77
December 1,39 1,87 2,25 2,20 2,17 1,98 1,67
Jan - Feb 1,35 1,80 1,30 1,94 2,03 2,02 1,69 1,66
Change (1) -12,87% +32,76% -27,60% +49,42% +4,25% -0,12% -16,65% -1,53%
Jan - Dec 1,31 1,98 1,72 2,54 2,44 2,00 1,70
Change (1) -18,12% +51,01% -13,00% +47,71% -3,89% -18,22% -14,76%
Milan Chamber of Commerce
The average monthly price is calculated on the weekly quotes.
1) change from the same period of previous year , except for years 2006, 2011, 2016, where the change is from the same period 5 years ago
From November the 18th, 2019 the prices quoted are ex-works, cash on delivery, excluding VAT.
The displayed prices representend the list item "Milk Cream for use in the food industry" until the 31st of December 2018 , instead,
since the 1st of January 2019 the displayed prices are representing the list item "Italian Milk Cream (40% fat)"
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