Each year in the UK, 14.3 billion litres of
milk are produced. At farm gate prices, this represents a market worth £31/2 billion.

Half of all produced milk will enter the
liquid milk market, the remainder will go for manufacture into dairy products such as
cream, cheese, butter and yogurt.

The UK market for the five major dairy
products (milk, cheese, yogurt, butter and cream) is worth an estimated £6 billion at
retail prices.

Almost 90% of all household milk purchased
in England and Wales is pasteurised milk. Over the years, there has been a significant
increase in the market share of low-fat milks.

Household milk purchases by type

Source: Taylor Nelson AGB

Amazing UK milk facts

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There are 35,480 dairy farms…housing just
under 2,600,000 dairy cows.

One dairy cow produces 10,000 pints of milk
in a year, enough to supply 26 families with their daily pintas.

14,329,000,000 litres of milk are produced
each year, of which 7,004,000,000 litres are sold for liquid consumption a year.

In 1995, a little over four pints of liquid
milk per person per week were consumed. This equates to just under ten pints per week per

Liquid milk accounts for nearly 7% of the
total grocery bill, all other dairy products account for a further 6%.

1n 1995, 355,000 tonnes of cheese were