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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  
March 43,50 57,50  
April 48,00 54,00  
May 48,00 53,00  
June 48,50 52,00  
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 41,50 60,00 50,00
Change¹ % +10,67% +44,58% -16,67%
Average 51,17 52,79
Change¹ % +33,48% +3,18%
Last Update:15-02-2024
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 2021 2022 2023 ± on prev.
month.
± % from
2022
January 144,00 146,00 176,00 +1,73% +20,55%
February 142,00 145,00 177,00 +0,57% +22,07%
March 142,00 147,00 176,00 -0,56% +19,73%
April 142,00 149,00 177,00 +0,57% +18,79%
May 142,00 152,00 176,00 -0,56% +15,79%
June 144,00 156,00 176,00 0,00% +12,82%
July 146,00 160,00 177,00 +0,57% +10,63%
August 146,00 163,00 178,00 +0,56% +9,20%
September 145,00 165,00 177,00 -0,56% +7,27%
October 145,00 170,00 175,00 -1,13% +2,94%
November 144,00 170,00 174,00 -0,57% +2,35%
December 146,00 173,00  
Jan-Nov 143,82 156,64 176,27
Change¹ % -0,13% +8,91% +12,54%
Average 144,00 158,00
Change¹ % +0,06% +9,72%
Last Update:09-01-2024
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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