The Global Dairy Trade (GDT) price index rose just 0.4% last week, but positive indicators will maintain market optimism for the new season, says BNZ senior economist Doug Steel.
The result was the sixth consecutive gain – but nowhere near the hefty 6.7% increase at the last auction two weeks ago.
Key product whole milk powder (WMP) was up just 0.3% to an average price of US$3022/MT.
There were 120 winning bidders from a field of 169 and 25,324MT of product was sold at an average price of US$3271/MT.
AMF index up 0.7%, average price US$5,620/MT
Butter index up 1.2%, average price US$4,495/MT
BMP not offered
Ched index up 2.9%, average price US$3,667/MT
LAC index down 2.9%, average price US$998/MT
RenCas index up 2.7%, average price US$5,740/MT
SMP index up 2.8%, average price US$2,580/MT
SWP index not available, average price not available
WMP index up 0.3%, average price US$3,022/MT