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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:
"Foreign Milk Cream (40% fat)" and "Italian Milk Cream (40% fat)".

Italy, Milan
Weekly prices of
Foreign Milk Cream (40% fat) - Cod. 40
Survey Date € / Kg
40% fat
± on prev. price € / Kg
100% fat
Monday 20 May 2019 1,84 -3,2% 4,60
Monday 13 May 2019 1,90 0,0% 4,75
Monday 6 May 2019 1,90 +1,1% 4,75
Monday 29 Apr 2019 1,88 -1,1% 4,70
Monday 22 Apr 2019 CLOSED
Monday 15 Apr 2019 1,90 -3,1% 4,75
Monday 8 Apr 2019 1,96 0,0% 4,90
Monday 1 Apr 2019 1,96 0,0% 4,90
Monday 25 Mar 2019 1,96 +3,2% 4,90
Monday 18 Mar 2019 1,90 +2,2% 4,75
n.q.: not quoted price
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
Italy, Milan
Weekly prices of
Italian Milk Cream (40% fat) - Cod. 41
Survey Date € / Kg
40% fat
± on prev. price € / Kg
100% fat
Monday 20 May 2019 1,96 -1,0% 4,90
Monday 13 May 2019 1,98 0,0% 4,95
Monday 6 May 2019 1,98 0,0% 4,95
Monday 29 Apr 2019 1,98 -1,0% 4,95
Monday 22 Apr 2019 CLOSED
Monday 15 Apr 2019 2,00 -2,0% 5,00
Monday 8 Apr 2019 2,04 0,0% 5,10
Monday 1 Apr 2019 2,04 0,0% 5,10
Monday 25 Mar 2019 2,04 +3,0% 5,10
Monday 18 Mar 2019 1,98 0,0% 4,95
n.q.: not quoted price
The prices quoted are ex-works, cash payment-excluding VAT
Source: Milan Chamber of Commerce; since January 2018, source: Metropolitana Milano MonzaBrianza Lodi Chamber of Commerce
Italy, Milan
Weekly prices of Milk Cream
for use in the food industry (until 16/07/2018)
Survey Date € per Kg
40% fat
± on prev. price € per Kg
100% fat
Monday 22 Apr 2019 CLOSED
Monday 31 Dec 2018 CLOSED
Friday 28 Dec 2018 2,00 -6,5% 5,00
Monday 24 Dec 2018 CLOSED
Monday 17 Dec 2018 2,14 -4,5% 5,35
Monday 10 Dec 2018 2,24 -1,8% 5,60
Monday 3 Dec 2018 2,28 -0,9% 5,70
Monday 26 Nov 2018 2,30 0,0% 5,75
Monday 19 Nov 2018 2,30 0,0% 5,75
Monday 12 Nov 2018 2,30 0,0% 5,75
n.q.: not quoted price
The prices quoted are ex-works, cash payment-excluding VAT
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
2004 2009 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 % on prev. month % on 2018
January 1,51 1,05 1,95 1,42 1,37 1,98 1,91 2,06 -4,85% +8,14%
February 1,47 1,04 1,79 1,60 1,26 1,91 2,15 1,99 -3,64% -7,46%
March 1,49 1,02 1,78 1,64 1,20 2,06 2,37 2,00 +0,76% -15,54%
April 1,53 1,04 1,74 1,49 1,15 2,19 2,51 2,02 +0,75% -19,83%
May 1,51 1,05 1,70 1,41 1,21 2,43 2,81 1,97 -2,07% -29,77%
June 1,51 1,17 1,81 1,49 1,56 2,81 2,90
July 1,51 1,22 1,76 1,45 1,71 2,97 2,61
August 1,51 1,25 1,62 1,41 1,81 3,20 2,68
September 1,51 1,45 1,51 1,52 2,17 3,26 2,67
October 1,51 1,77 1,63 1,54 2,31 2,81 2,37
November 1,51 1,86 1,65 1,53 2,42 2,67 2,30
December 1,51 1,66 1,56 1,47 2,25 2,20 2,17
Average 1,51 1,30 1,70 1,50 1,72 2,54 2,44 2,01
Change (1) - -13,76% +30,65% -11,52% +14,41% +47,71% -3,89% -14,21%
Milan Chamber of Commerce
1) change from the same period of previous year , except for years 2009, 2014, where the change is from the same period 5 years ago
  = min price
= max price
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