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Dairy prices rose, volumes fell at auction – GDT Surprises

International milk prices rose while volumes fell at this month’s Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction on Tuesday.

The GDT Price Index was up 3.2%, with an average selling price of $3,362 per tonne. The index was down 4.7% at the previous auction held on April 4, with an average selling price of $3,227, according to GDT Events.

A total of 22,713 tonnes of dairy products were sold at the latest auction, down about 4.7% from the previous sale, the auction platform said on its website.

Global Dairy Trade Event 330 concluded with the GDT Price Index up 3.2%

Key Results

AMF index up 4.7%, average price US$4,981/MT
Butter index up 4.9%, average price US$4,821/MT
Ched index up 5.7%, average price US$4,411/MT
SMP index up 7.0%, average price US$2,776/MT
WMP index up 1.0%, average price US$3,089/MT

The auction results could affect the New Zealand dollar as the dairy sector generates more than 7% of the nation’s gross domestic product.

The New Zealand milk co-operative, which is owned by about 10,500 farmers, controls nearly a third of the world’s dairy trade.

GDT Events is owned by New Zealand’s Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd, but operates independently from the dairy giant

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