Drinking milk sales

 Regular or full cream milk is standardised to a milkfat content of around 3.4 to 3.6%. Modified, reduced and low-fat milks are standardised to other specifications, with varying milkfat and solids non-fat levels. The cream removed during standardisation can be bottled as table cream or manufactured into butter or other dairy products.

Drinking milk sales by state (million litres)

 

 

NSW

VIC

QLD

SA

WA

TAS

AUST

1989/90

582

449

316

150

164

47

1,730

1999/00

597

440

383

185

190

48

1,933



           
2000/01

633

456

393

201

201

50

1,934

2001/02

625

460

403

186

200

50

1,924

2002/03

620

475

404

183

208

52

1,942

2003/04

627

476

418

196

212

52

1,981

2004/05

641

486

429

200

215

53

2,024

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2005/06

660

499

444

192

216

50

2,061

2006/07

692

510

474

201

226

53

2,156

2007/08

682

524

485

205

237

55

2,188

2008/09

696

533

495

208

241

56

2,229

2009/10

709

545

499

213

247

57

2,269

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010/11

716

566

502

213

262

58

2,316 

2011/12 (r)

721

582

531

221

274

58

2,387

2012/13 (r)

719

600

563

222

280

61

2,445

2013/14 (r)
712 612 584 221 279 59
2,467

2014/15 (r)

714
623
582
221
284
61
2,485
2015/16 (p)
731 635 583
222
285
60
2,516
 Source: Milk processors and State Milk Authorities

 Australian milk consumption of fresh milk has steadily shifted from regular full cream milk to modified milks, such as reduced and low-fat milks, over many years.  Over the last two decades, full cream white milk volumes have consistently lost share in the white fresh milk market from 67% in the early – 1990s to 49% share of total drinking milk in 2013/14. More recently however this trend appears to be reversing, with the share climbing to 54% in 2015/16. The share trends across the other segments have been steadily downwards; with total white modified milks’ share down from 43% in 2013/14 to 36% in 2015/16.  Flavoured milk increased its share of the drinking milk market from 7% to 10%; and the UHT milk volume share of supermarket sales has increased from 3% to 14% over the 20 years.

Drinking milk sales by type (million litres)

  Regular Reduced Low fat Flavoured UHT Total
1989/90 1,257 322   111 40  1,730
1999/00 1,099 498   173 164 1,933
 
         
2000/01  1,094 415 95 165 165 1,934
2001/02 1,074 435 105 170 140 1,924
2002/03 1,055 440 120 174 153 1,942
2003/04 1,057 462 118 190 154 1,981
2004/05 1,063 492 116 199 154 2,024
             
2005/06 1,092 488 124 201 155 2,061
2006/07
1,107 530 124 214 182 2,156
2007/08
1,119 552 122 213 183 2,188
2008/09
1,136 570 117 210 196 2,229
2009/10  1,134 592 117 215 211 2,269
             
2010/11
1,140 632 109 227 208 2,316
2011/12 (r)
1,160 679 104 236 208 2,387
2012/13 (r)  1,172
690 100
240 243 2,445
2013/14 (r)
1,193
691 93
240
250
2,467
2014/15 (r)
1,242
659
87
240
257
2,485
2015/16 (p)
1,308
623
74
246
265
2,516

Source: Milk processors and State Milk Authorities