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Organic Dairy Market Overview

Released on February 8, 2019

Organic Milk Pay Prices in Europe. According to CLAL, the most recent organic monthly milk pay price information reports advances for November 2018 in Germany, Austria and France when compared to October 2018. The organic milk farm price in Germany averaged 47.85 euros/100lt ($54.07 USD), 2.90 percent lower than a year ago, but up 0.29 percent from a month earlier. In Bavaria, an important milk producing region of Germany, the average price is 48.10 euros/100lt ($54.35 USD), 3.82 percent lower than one year earlier, but 0.10 percent above the previous month. In Austria, November 2018, average organic milk farm prices, 44.87 euros/100lt ($50.70 USD), is reported 8.52 percent lower than a year ago, but up 1.49 percent from October 2018. France's average organic milk farm price for November 2018,48.29 euros/100lt ($54.57 USD), is 0.83 percent higher than November 2017, and 1.29 percent more than October 2018.

In the first week of February, total organic retail advertisements increased 32 percent. Organic yogurt, 32 oz packages posted the largest percentage change in ads, 214 percent. The Northeast region has the largest percentage change for promotions this survey period at 215 percent. For organic milk, half gallon packages posted the biggest number of ads this week. The current retail milk price spread between organic and conventional half gallon milkis an organic premium of $2.44. The price spread shifted up $1.27 compared to the prior retail survey.

Information for the period January 28 - February 8, 2019, issued biweekly

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