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Substantial increase in liquid milk prices for manufacturers in UK

Staff Writer |
The latest estimates from ONS show a substantial 6.8% increase in prices received by manufacturers of liquid milk between January 2017 and December 2016.

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However, prices remain 6.6% lower than a year earlier.

Factory-gate prices for cheese & curd also increased in January, up 2.2% compared to December 2016.

With rises recorded most months since August 2016, cheese & curd prices are 6.3% higher this year than January 2016, AHDB reports.

According to the most recent data, retail prices for fresh milk fell slightly between January 2017and December 2016 (0.8%). Retail cheese prices rose however, rising 1.2% over the same period.

For fresh milk, retail selling prices in Janaury were 0.8% higher than a year earlier while retail prices for cheese were 0.6% lower than in January 2016.

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