International comparison of producer prices for milk

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The international milk price comparison started again in 2022 under the name EDF-ZuivelNL International Milk Price Comparison. European Dairy Farmers (EDF) and ZuivelNL decided earlier that year to continue the milk price comparison. Since October 2022 the international milk price comparison is again published monthly by ZuivelNL and EDF on their websites.

Average milk price August € 41.64

The calculated advance milk prices in August 2023 amount to an average of € 41.64 per 100 kg of standard milk. This is a decrease of € 0.55 compared to the previous month. The average milk price in August 2023 is € 11.22 lower than in the same month last year.

In August, the average milk price fell again. In particular, the milk prices of Irish dairy companies were under pressure. This mainly seemed to be related to price pressure over the past period in international dairy markets, in particular those for commodities relevant to the Irish dairy sector. Outside of Europe, Fonterra had to adjust its calculated milk price downwards again. Meanwhile, the price of Class-III milk in the US showed a strong recovery

Please find the complete monthly overview below.

Milk Price Comparison August 2023 (PDF)

EDF-ZuivelNL International Milk Price Comparison

The joint project was discontinued in 2021 due to cutbacks at ZuivelNL. EDF continued to collect milk price information making it possible to calculate and publish comparable milk prices of the missing months from March 2021 onwards.
The name has been changed to EDF-ZuivelNL International Milk Price Comparison to give visibility to the executing parties. In terms of content, it is a continuation of the LTO International Milk Price Comparison.

Average milk price August 2023: € 41.64

Compared to July 2023

- € 0.55

€ 42.19

Compared to August 2022

- € 11.22

€ 52,86

Prices in euro per 100 kg standard milk with 4.2% fat, 3.4% protein, 1,000,000 kg/year, tbc 24,999 per ml and scc 249,999 per ml, VAT excluded

Publication dates (Thursday at 4 p.m.)


  • August 31 - milk prices July 2023
  • September 28 - milk prices August 2023
  • October 26 - milk prices September 2023
  • November 30 - milk prices October 2023


  • January 04 - milk prices November 2023
  • January 25 - milk prices December 2023

Overview LTO International comparison of producer prices for milk

Overview of the annual and monthly reports from 2014 till 2020.

Overview from 2014

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This international milk price comparison is a collaboration between European Dairy Farmers (EDF) and ZuivelNL.
Copying data from this publication is permitted, provided the source is acknowledged from the EDF-ZuivelNL International Milk Price Comparison. EDF and ZuivelNL accept no liability for any damage resulting from the use of the results of this publication.