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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 2022 2023 2024 ± on prev.
month.
± % from
2023
January 41,50 60,00 (e)50,00 +2,04% -16,67%
February 42,50 57,50 (e)50,00 0,00% -13,04%
March 43,50 57,50 (e)50,50 +1,00% -12,17%
April 48,00 54,00 (e)51,50 +1,98% -4,63%
May 48,00 53,00 (e)51,50 0,00% -2,83%
June 48,50 52,00 (e)52,50 +1,94% +0,96%
July 55,00 51,50  
August 55,00 50,50  
September 57,00 50,00  
October 57,00 49,50  
November 58,00 49,00  
December 60,00 49,00  
Jan-Jun 45,33 55,67 51,00
Change¹ % +20,62% +22,79% -8,38%
Average 51,17 52,79
Change¹ % +33,48% +3,18%
Last Update:15-07-2024
1) change from the same period of previous year
The monthly, cumulative and annual prices are arithmetic averages calculated on the basis of the weekly prices
*: Euro per 100 lt. 3,7% fat and 3,25% proteins.
(e) = estimated price
Source: Processed by CLAL
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Month 2022 2023 2024 ± on prev.
month.
± % from
2023
January 146,00 176,00 175,00 0,00% -0,57%
February 145,00 177,00 174,00 -0,57% -1,69%
March 147,00 176,00 174,00 0,00% -1,14%
April 149,00 177,00 174,00 0,00% -1,69%
May 152,00 176,00 173,00 -0,57% -1,70%
June 156,00 176,00  
July 160,00 177,00  
August 163,00 178,00  
September 165,00 177,00  
October 170,00 175,00  
November 170,00 174,00  
December 173,00 175,00  
Jan-May 147,80 176,40 174,00
Change¹ % +3,79% +19,35% -1,36%
Average 158,00 176,17
Change¹ % +9,72% +11,50%
Last Update:28-06-2024
1) change from the same period of previous year
The monthly, cumulative and annual prices are arithmetic averages calculated on the basis of the weekly prices
Source: Milan Municipality; since January 2014 monthly average prices provided by the Ministry of Industry; Since January 2018 processed by CLAL
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