Whole Milk Powder - Oceania
USDA - Thu Dec 07, 9:34AM CST
MD DA127 Whole Milk Powder - Oceania                             

MADISON, WI.  December 07, 2017 (REPORT 49)                      

INFORMATION GATHERED  11/27/2017 - 12/08/2017                    
U.S. DOLLARS PER METRIC TON, FOB PORT                            


	Whole milk prices in Oceania are mixed, slightly higher at the 
bottom of the price range but weaker at the top. 
	At GDT Event 201 on December 5, the WMP all contracts price, 
$2,830, increased 1.7 percent. The January contract, $2,829, 
decreased 1.6 percent. It is thought that the January contract 
weakness reflects buyers generally being covered in the short term. 
The price increases beginning with February through May contracts 
reflects buyers taking steps to be assured of having supplies. Recent 
early signs of dryness in New Zealand have left some cautious buyers 
less certain that milk production will stay ahead of year earlier 
	Seasonal WMP production in Australia July-September, 17,343 MT, 
is 24.4 percent higher than the same period last year, according to 
Dairy Australia.
26% BUTTERFAT:                           2,800 - 2,875    

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