GDT index bounces back in latest auction
The latest Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction – Event 244 – concluded on a high earlier today, Tuesday, September 17, recording an increase in index.
Today’s event ended with the GDT Price Index up 2.0%, the trading platform announced.
Lasting two hours and three minutes, the auction saw 189 bidders compete across 13 rounds with 127 emerging as winning bidders.
A total of 37,345MT of product was sold at today’s event.
- AMF index up 0.6%, average price US$5,030/MT;
- Butter index up 2.7%, average price US$4,129/MT;
- BMP not offered;
- Ched index up 0.4%, average price US$3,846/MT;
- LAC index up 5.6%, average price US$770/MT;
- RenCas index down 0.1%, average price US$6,636/MT;
- SMP index up 3.4%, average price US$2,599/MT;
- SWP index not available, average price not available;
- WMP index up 1.9%, average price US$3,133/MT.
In terms of the most dramatic movements on the day, lactose (LAC) rose by 5.6%; while skimmed milk powder (SMP) increased by 3.4%.
The only decrease in product index today was for that of rennet casein (RenCas) which fell marginally by 0.1%.
Butter milk powder (BMP) was not offered at today’s auction, while once again sweet whey powder was not available.
Today’s event brings to a halt a run of three consecutive falls in the GDT index, following two marginal falls in recent weeks.