According to the latest business data from the Board of Agriculture and Fruit Development (AHDB), milk production to the United Kingdom (UK) fell by 12% in the first half of 2021 compared to the same period in 2020.

Similarly, exports from the United Kingdom declined by 12% during the same period.

The decline in imports and exports may have been due in part to Britain’s withdrawal from the EU.

But there are also disruptions in supply chains due to global epidemics.

Dairy products

Wei and whey products saw the biggest decline in the first half of 2021, with a 39% decline compared to 2020.

This was closely followed by butter and other dairy fats, down 37% in the first half of the year.

Cheese and yoghurt production is declining from 2019 to 260,000t. This It dropped to 225,000t in 2020, and further decline in the first half of 2021, down 21% to 175,000t.

The only major category of dairy products on the graph (below) is milk and cream. This category By 2021, it has increased by 17% so far.

This may be due to the milk crossing between the Republic and Northern Ireland.

Source – AHDB

Dairy exports

Just as imports, exports from the UK fell sharply in the first half of 2021, with the biggest decline in whey and whey production – a 42% decline so far this year.

Butter and other dairy products showed a 36% reduction, while yoghurt and yogurt reduced butter by 34%.

Compared to imports, exports of cheese and yogurt fell by 22% from nearly 90,000t to 70,000t.

The only category that still saw an increase was milk and cream, with a 2% increase for the year so far.

Source – AHDB