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United Kingdom: Dairy sector

This page contains data with regard to some key indicators on the dairy sector over time.





This Country:
  • exports dairy products, converted into milk equivalent (ME), for the 27,0% of the milk deliveries (year 2019),
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UNITED KINGDOM: DAIRY SECTOR
x 1.000 ton
RAW MATERIAL AREA201720182019202020202021%Period
Cow's Milk
Dairy Farm Structure
Dairy Cows ('000 head)1.9041.8791.8671.867
Export of Breeding Heifers (HS 01022110 - head)4583.1331.34511
Import of Breeding Heifers (HS 01022110 - head)6861.0142.907248138222+60,9%Jan-May 2021
Milk production15.44315.48815.731
± % Over the same period of the previous year+0,3%+1,6%
Raw cows' milk delivered to dairies (Cod. Eurostat D1110D)15.15715.20715.32415.4656.6476.708+0,9%Jan-May 2021
± % Over the same period of the previous year+0,3%+0,8%+0,9%
% Delivery on production ***98,2%98,2%97,4%
% Protein3,42%3,42%3,45%3,45%
% Fat4,20%4,21%4,23%4,25%
Farm-gate milk prices (€/100 Lt.)32,8033,1332,9632,1832,2834,22+6,0%Jan-May 2021
± % Over the same period of the previous year+1,0%-0,5%-2,4%
Goat's - Sheep's Milk
Goats ('000)105108111-
Sheeps ('000)23.23922.28322.756-
DAIRY PRODUCTION201720182019202020202021%Period
Drinking milk (Cod. Eurostat D2100)6.9116.7836.3336.3622.7202.720(e)0,0%Jan-May 2021
Cream for direct consumption (Cod. Eurostat D2200V)307285306321135135(e)0,0%Jan-May 2021
Acidified milk (yoghurts and other) (Cod. Eurostat D4100)339350437481205205(e)0,0%Jan-May 2021
Butter (Cod. Eurostat D6000)1611531881868686(e)0,0%Jan-May 2021
Total Cheese (Cod. Eurostat D7100)457465462-
I° Classification
- Medium soft cheese ( Cod. Eurostat D7112)666870-
- Medium hard cheese ( Cod. Eurostat D7113)282824-
- Hard cheese ( Cod. Eurostat D7114)354361356-
2° Classification
- Cheese from cows'milk (pure) ( Cod. Eurostat D7121)457465462-
Cheese from cows' milk (Cod. Eurostat D7121)457465471476202202(e)0,0%Jan-May 2021
Other fresh products (milk-based desserts, ice cream)
(Cod. Eurostat D9200)
275250384-
EXPORT2017201820192020Jan - Mayof which Extra EU
2020
2021
%
2020
2021
%
Bulk milk (04011090+04012019+04012099) TOP importers755789759693
312
0,5
-99,8%
0,2
0,3
+45,5%
Whole (04012099) TOP importers737774736683
308
0,5
-99,9%
0,2
0,3
+48,7%
Semi-skimmed (04012019) TOP importers13126,13,9
1,8
0,0
-99,8%
-
-
-
Skimmed (04011090) TOP importers5,42,4176,8
1,9
0,1
-97,4%
-
-
-
Cheese (0406) TOP importers171190209193
75
39
-47,7%
14
15
+10,7%
Packed milk (04011010+04012011+04012091) TOP importers68697375
33
1,9
-94,1%
1,8
1,5
-19,8%
Whole (04012091) TOP importers34363946
21
0,7
-96,6%
0,9
0,7
-23,0%
Semi-Skimmed (04012011) TOP importers23242219
8,1
0,7
-91,7%
0,6
0,3
-57,4%
Skimmed (04011010) TOP importers109,0129,8
3,7
0,5
-85,6%
0,3
0,5
+59,0%
Fat-Filled Milk Powder (FFMP) (190190) TOP importers83817775
29
35
+22,8%
15
19
+26,8%
SMP (040210) TOP importers56608272
31
11
-64,0%
12
7,8
-35,8%
Whey (0404) TOP importers55487968
33
15
-54,3%
5,8
6,6
+14,5%
Sweet dairy Whey (12% protein) e WPC (040410) TOP importers53477867
33
15
-54,5%
5,7
6,5
+13,9%
Butter And Other Fats (0405) TOP importers55626961
30
8,7
-71,1%
5,7
2,0
-64,9%
Anhydrous Milk Fat (040590) TOP importers19202120
8,7
5,3
-39,5%
0,5
0,4
-2,0%
Yogurt and buttermilk (0403) TOP importers54526660
30
4,8
-83,9%
1,4
1,7
+21,2%
WMP (040221+040229) TOP importers59666750
31
9,0
-71,0%
7,1
6,6
-6,6%
Cream (040130+040140+040150) TOP importers27243024
11
6,4
-41,4%
0,3
0,4
+3,8%
Other Product 41395559
21
33
+59,6%
5,8
8,0
+38,2%
Soya-based beverages (protein content >=2,8 %)12118,26,0
2,5
1,6
-36,0%
-
-
-
Soya-based beverages (protein content of <2.8%)
based on nuts, cereals or seeds
24302124
9,7
9,4
-3,0%
-
-
-
Non-alcoholic beverages containing < 0,2% fats
derived from milk or milk products
2,11,61,66,3
2,7
0,3
-87,8%
-
-
-
IMPORT2017201820192020Jan - Mayof which Extra EU
2020
2021
%
2020
2021
%
Cheese (0406) TOP exporters494522538497
186
150
-19,3%
0,5
0,8
+55,7%
Yogurt and buttermilk (0403) TOP exporters341348327336
145
137
-5,1%
0,0
0,1
+728,4%
Bulk milk (04011090+04012019+04012099) TOP exporters159192141159
62
69
+12,4%
-
-
-
Whole (04012099) TOP exporters90125115128
52
58
+10,9%
-
-
-
Semi-skimmed (04012019) TOP exporters362,48,018
5,3
6,7
+26,4%
-
-
-
Skimmed (04011090) TOP exporters33641813
4,2
4,8
+13,4%
-
-
-
Butter And Other Fats (0405) TOP exporters91847979
32
19
-41,4%
-
-
-
Anhydrous Milk Fat (040590) TOP exporters6,45,65,76,6
2,1
3,7
+76,5%
-
-
-
Fat-Filled Milk Powder (FFMP) (190190) TOP exporters63648077
31
35
+13,9%
3,9
4,3
+10,0%
Infant milk formula (190110) TOP exporters37516571
33
20
-37,8%
0,9
0,2
-75,8%
Whey (0404) TOP exporters83939666
31
15
-50,7%
0,3
0,6
+107,7%
Sweet dairy Whey (12% protein) e WPC (040410) TOP exporters55576152
20
14
-27,7%
0,3
0,6
+106,3%
Condensed Milk (040291+040299) TOP exporters49515550
21
16
-22,3%
-
-
-
Packed milk (04011010+04012011+04012091) TOP exporters80906141
19
25
+29,2%
-
-
-
Whole (04012091) TOP exporters1430159,8
4,6
4,8
+4,6%
-
-
-
Semi-Skimmed (04012011) TOP exporters41333015
8,1
18
+128,7%
-
-
-
Skimmed (04011010) TOP exporters24271616
6,4
1,3
-79,2%
-
-
-
WMP (040221+040229) TOP exporters24262223
8,5
6,5
-23,0%
-
-
-
SMP (040210) TOP exporters36302721
7,1
5,6
-20,1%
-
-
-
Other Product 72677159
24
20
-18,3%
1,7
1,4
-20,7%
Soya-based beverages (protein content >=2,8 %)71433635
12
10
-15,2%
-
-
-
Soya-based beverages (protein content of <2.8%)
based on nuts, cereals or seeds
6081112141
57
40
-30,0%
-
-
-
Non-alcoholic beverages containing < 0,2% fats
derived from milk or milk products
47503735
15
8,8
-39,4%
-
-
-
% Self-sufficiency rate87,99%88,26%90,70%90,53%85,95%Jan-May 2021
SOCIO-ECONOMIC INDICATORS 2017 2018 2019 2020 2020 2021(f) % Period
Population ('000) 65.844 66.274 66.647 67.026
GDP per capita (U.S. dollars) 43.331 (e) 45.147 (e)
GDP per capita (€) * 38.357(e) 38.229(e)
Informative Note
(f): forecast
(e) estimated
* Per capita GDP in Euro is calculated by using the yearly average exchange rate

SOURCES
Raw material area: Milk Deliveries: DEFRA; % Protein e % Fat: Eurostat (dataset: apro_mk_colm); Milk Production: Eurostat (dataset: agr_r_milkpr); Number of cows: Eurostat (dataset: agr_r_animal); Number of Goats, Sheeps and Bufaloes: Eurostat (dataset: apro_mt_lsgoat, apro_mt_lssheep, apro_mt_lscatl ); Sheep and Goat Milk Production: Eurostat (annual data dataset: apro_mk_farm); Farm-gate milk prices: DEFRA ; Import/Export of Breeding Heifers: IHS
Dairy production: (annual data dataset: apro_mk_pobta, monthly data dataset: apro_mk_colm)
Export: United Kingdom HMRC
Import: United Kingdom HMRC
GDP per capita: International Monetary Found
Population: Eurostat

*** MILK DELIVERIES AND MILK PRODUCTION
  • Milk deliveries (apro_mk_colm): milk collected by dairies (located in the Member State) from the agricultural holdings (within or outside the Member State).
  • Milk production (agr_r_milkpr): milk produced by agricultural holdings (located in the Member State) and a part of this milk is delivered to dairies (within or outside the Member State).

Note: Self-sufficiency rate = Milk deliveries/(Domestic use in milk equivalent ME)
Domestic use in milk equivalent (ME) = Milk deliveries + Import in ME - Export in ME
The Self-sufficiency rate does not consider the trade of FFMP (fat-filled milk powder) - HS 190190 and the infant milk formula.

Last update: 23-07-2021
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