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Raw milk purchase prices fall in Lithuania for 5th month in a row in March

BC, Vilnius, 16.04.2018.Print version
Milk purchase prices in Lithuania fell for the fifth month in a row in March 2018, reports LETA/BNS.

Raw milk purchase prices in the country last month averaged 287.2 euros per ton, down by 2.2% compared with January but up by 0.5% from a year ago, the Agriculture Ministry said on Monday.

A total of 99,400 tons of milk were purchased from farmers last month, a fall of 1.7% from the same time last year.

The European Commission forecasts the EU's average milk purchase price in March at 339.4 euros per ton, down by 1.5% from February. Milk prices across the EU have been falling for the fourth consecutive month.

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