The Global Dairy Trade (GDT) index has recorded a strong boost to make for back-to-back increases in the last two outings.

The most recent auction - event 273 - concluded today (Tuesday, December 1) with the GDT Price Index up 4.3%.

Lasting two hours and 21 minutes, today's event saw 178 bidders participate across 16 bidding rounds, with 112 winning bidders recorded.

A total of 32,062MT of product was sold on the day.

Key results:

  • AMF index up 2.6%, average price US$4,278/MT;
  • Butter index up 3.8%, average price US$3,986/MT;
  • BMP index up 1.3%, average price US$2,731/MT;
  • Ched index up 2.4%, average price US$3,734/MT;
  • LAC index up 13.5%, average price US$1,004/MT;
  • SMP index up 3.6%, average price US$2,889/MT;
  • SWP index not available, average price not available;
  • WMP index up 5.0%, average price US$3,182/MT.

All available product indices recorded increases on the day. The most dramatic movement in index on the day was that of Lactose (LAC), which saw a 13.5% rise. The whole milk powder (WMP) index was a distant second in this, recording a 5% boost on the day.

Butter, skim milk powder (SMP), anhydrous milk fat (AMF) and cheddar all performed strongly on the day too, recording index increases of 3.8%, 3.6%, 2.6% and 2.4%.

Finally, butter milk powder (BMP) saw a more moderate 1.3% rise in index. Sweet whey powder (SWP) was once again not available on the day.

[caption id="attachment_549119" align="aligncenter" width="733"] Source: Global Dairy Trade[/caption]

Today's auction is the second increase recorded following a solitary decrease recorded at the previous event.

This followed three increases on the trot, which in turn were following four consecutive decreases in recent months.