Dairy Markets

GDT announces first index drop in 9 outings

GDT announces first index drop in 9 outings

The Global Dairy Trade (GDT) index has posted a decrease in index for the first time in nine outings –...

March 16, 2021

Sizeable GDT surge signals 8 increases on the bounce

Sizeable GDT surge signals 8 increases on the bounce

The Global Dairy Trade (GDT) index has posted a sizeable increase of 15% in the fifth auction of 2021 to...

March 2, 2021

Dairy markets: Euro butter strength continues but mixed fortunes for SMP

Dairy markets: Euro butter strength continues but mixed fortunes for SMP

The recent strength for European butter prices continued over the last couple of weeks while SMP price action was a...

February 26, 2021

GDT index records another increase to mark 6 on the bounce

GDT index records another increase to mark 6 on the bounce

The Global Dairy Trade (GDT) index has posted an increase in the third auction of 2021 to mark six increases...

February 2, 2021

Dairy market analysis: Prices push higher amid strong demand

Dairy market analysis: Prices push higher amid strong demand

European dairy commodity prices pushed higher in recent weeks as strong demand continues to outweigh good milk supplies, according to...

January 14, 2021

Dairy market analysis: Contrasting fortunes for butter and SMP continue

Dairy market analysis: Contrasting fortunes for butter and SMP continue

European dairy markets’ recent trend of firmer skim milk powder (SMP) and weaker butter continued over the last week, according...

December 24, 2020

Dairy analysis: Mixed market with contrasting fortunes for butter and powders

Dairy analysis: Mixed market with contrasting fortunes for butter and powders

It’s been a mixed few weeks for European dairy commodity markets with butter and SMP seeing contrasting fortunes, according to...

December 10, 2020

Dairy analysis: Strong supplies and weaker exports put pressure on spot prices

Dairy analysis: Strong supplies and weaker exports put pressure on spot prices

European dairy commodity prices ground lower in recent weeks as strong milk supplies and weaker dairy exports put downward pressure...

November 19, 2020

GDT index drops in latest auction

GDT index drops in latest auction

The Global Dairy Trade (GDT) index has dropped for the first time in four auctions, following three consecutive increases. The...

November 3, 2020

Market analysis: European dairy prices flatten out with butter unchanged

Market analysis: European dairy prices flatten out with butter unchanged

European dairy commodity prices flattened out over the last couple of weeks with the European butter quotation unchanged since mid-October,...

October 30, 2020

Dairy market analysis: Euro SMP prices firm up while butter recovers

Dairy market analysis: Euro SMP prices firm up while butter recovers

European skim milk powder (SMP) prices continued to firm up while butter saw some support this week after last week’s...

October 15, 2020

Dairy market analysis: Some price weakness in SMP but butter holds stable

Dairy market analysis: Some price weakness in SMP but butter holds stable

The last couple of weeks have seen some price weakness creep into skim milk powder (SMP) markets while butter prices...

August 13, 2020

Market analysis: Butter prices continue rise…but still below pre Covid-19 levels

Market analysis: Butter prices continue rise…but still below pre Covid-19 levels

European butter prices have continued to trend higher in recent weeks, with the European butter quotation gaining a further 8%...

July 9, 2020

Analysis: European dairy markets continue to trend higher

Analysis: European dairy markets continue to trend higher

European dairy commodity markets continued to trend higher in recent weeks with butter and skim milk powder (SMP) prices seeing...

June 17, 2020

Latest GDT concludes with marginal rise in index

Latest GDT concludes with marginal rise in index

The latest Global Dairy Trade (GDT) event finished with a marginal rise in index, building on a previous slight increase...

June 3, 2020

Analysis: Dairy markets continue to trend higher despite strong production

Analysis: Dairy markets continue to trend higher despite strong production

Dairy markets continued to trend higher in recent weeks, according to multi-national financial services firm INTL FCStone. Both physical/spot quotations...

May 21, 2020

Market analysis: European dairy commodity prices find stability

Market analysis: European dairy commodity prices find stability

After weeks of declining prices, European dairy commodity prices finally found stability over the past fortnight, according to multi-national financial...

May 5, 2020

Commentary: Dairy commodity prices and global milk supply

Commentary: Dairy commodity prices and global milk supply

Over the last couple of weeks, the European dairy quotations have seen the recent trend of firmer butter and skim...

December 13, 2019