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UK farmers got 3.7% less for milk in June

Staff Writer |
The latest estimates from ONS show prices paid to the UK manufacturers of liquid milk continued to fall in July, down 3.7% from June.

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In comparison to July of last year, prices paid were down 11.5%.

Factory-gate prices for cheese and curd fell only marginally in July relative to June, down by 0.2%. They are now 2.7% lower than levels in July last year.

According to the most recent data, retail prices rose slightly for fresh milk in July relative to June, up by 0.7%. Retail cheese prices also rose in the month, up 2.0% on June.

For fresh milk, retail selling prices were on par with those in July 2015, while the monthly price increase for cheese means they are now 2.1% lower than in July 2015.

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