Tuesday, October 16, 2018
 Dairy Prices Down 2% In Fonterra Auction  

Average prices of dairy products extended their slide for a seventh straight sale at Fonterra's latest online auction, to reach a 13-month low.

The GDT-TWI Price Index fell 2.1 percent, according to results posted on the globalDairyTrade auction website. The average winning price fell to US$3,499 a metric ton, the lowest since August last year, when prices reached US$3,080 a ton.

New Zealand's terms of trade reached a 37-year high in the second quarter, partly reflecting exports of dairy products though Fonterra has been predicting prices would come off their peaks amid volatile global markets and increased Northern Hemisphere supply.

Earlier this month the cooperative reiterated its forecast for a lower farmer payout in 2012 from this year's record amount.

Whole milk powder rose 1.1 percent to US$3,345 a ton in the latest sale. Skim milk powder dropped 6.2 percent to US$3,230. Anhydrous milk fat sank 11 percent to US$3,846 a ton, the lowest price since AMF came on the auction in November 2009 and milk protein concentrate rose 6.7 percent to US$6,692 a ton.

Rennet casein fell 7.6 percent to US$8,828 a ton. Butter milk powder rose 0.2 percent to US$2,985 a ton and cheddar gained 0.6 percent to US$4,049 a ton.

There were 133 winning bidders from 155 participants over 11 rounds. The platform has 417 qualified bidders, up from 387 at the last auction.

Additional Product Results from the September 20th globalDairyTrade auction

Whole Milk Powder (WMP)
Average Price (USD/MT FAS) $3,345/ ton ($1.52 / lb.) – up 1.1% from September 6th auction

Anhydrous Milk Fat (AMF)
Average Price (USD/MT FAS) $3,846/ ton ($1.74 / lb) – down 11.2% from September 6th auction

Skim Milk Powder (SMP)
Average Price (USD/MT FAS) $3,230/ ton ($1.47 / lb.) – down 6.2% from September 6th auction

Milk Protein Concentrate (MPC)
Average Price (USD/MT FAS) $6,692/ ton – up 6.7% from September 6th auction

Rennet Casein (RenCas)
Average Price (USD/MT FAS) $8,828/ ton – down 7.6% from September 6th auction

Butter Milk Powder (BMP)
Average Price (USD/MT FAS) $2,985/ ton – down 0.2% from September 6th auction

Average Price (USD/MT FAS) $4,049/ ton ($1.84/lb.) – up 0.6% from September 6th auction

Source: New Zealand Hearld


Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2011 (Archive on Thursday, September 29, 2011)
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