Trends of dairy markets - reaching new shores



Research Network

What happens to the dairy markets? How is milk produced in Germany and how prices do evolve? How do other important regions affect price formation on world markets?

Background and Objective

The European milk market is changing. The policy withdraws more and more from the direct market control. Prices vary more often than before policy reforms. But who benefits under these new conditions? Exports are becoming more and more important in domestic price formation. Does the increasing globalization in the dairy sectors also lead to a higher degree in market concentration? These and other questions are in the focus of research network of scientists working at the Thünen Institute of Market Analysis and Thünen Institute of Farm Economics as well as at the University of Göttingen.

Target Group

Our main target group comprises milk producers, consultants and processors as well as the interested public.


In a joint website we combine our research expertise providing market information and communicating scientific results.

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Involved Thünen-Partners

Involved external Thünen-Partners

Funding Body

  • Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank
    (national, privat)


1.2011 - 6.2022


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  1. Weber SA (2015) EU-Milchmarkt auf dem Weg in die Freiheit : Umgang mit Preisrisiken stellt Erzeuger vor Herausforderungen. In: Trendbuch : Innovative Agrarwirtschaft 2015. Frankfurt a M: Deutscher Fachverl, pp 13-16
  2. Weber SA, Banse M (2015) Mit gedrosselter Milcherzeugung zu höheren Preisen? - Ein zum Scheitern verurteilter Versuch. Agra Europe (Bonn) 56(43):L11-12
  3. Weber SA, Hansen H (2014) Can a Monitoring Agency efficiently regulate the EU milk market? Braunschweig: Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, 24 p, Thünen Working Paper 34a, DOI:10.3220/WP_34a_2014
    pdf document (limited accessibility) 526 kb
  4. Weber SA, Hansen H (2014) Kann eine Marktbeobachtungsstelle den EU-Milchmarkt effizient regulieren? Braunschweig: Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, 24 p, Thünen Working Paper 34, DOI:10.3220/WP_34_2014
    pdf document (limited accessibility) 560 kb
  5. Weber SA (2014) Mengensteuerung : mehr Schaden als Nutzen. DLG Mitt 129(12):64-66
  6. Weber SA, Salamon P, Hansen H (2013) Volatile Weltmarktpreise von Milchprodukten und ihr Einfluss auf die nationale Preisbildung: Der deutsche Käsemarkt. Landbauforsch Appl Agric Forestry Res 63(2):103-114, DOI:10.3220/LBF_2013_103-114
    pdf document 1295 kb
  7. Weber SA (2013) Von der Pest zur Cholera : Bonus-Malus-System statt Milchquote: Kann das die Mengen regulieren und die Erzeugerpreise in Europa hoch halten? DLG Mitt 128(6):56-59
  8. Weber SA, Salamon P, Hansen H (2012) Volatile world market prices for dairy products - how do they affect domestic price formation: the German cheese market : paper prepared for the 123rd EAAE Seminar Price Volatility and Farm Income Stabilisation ; Modelling Outcomes and Assessing Market and Policy Based Responses, Dublin, February 23-24, 2012 [online]. Dublin: EAAE, 17 p, zu finden in <> [zitiert am 26.06.2012]
    pdf document (limited accessibility) 234 kb
  9. Weber SA, Rothe A (2011) Quotenwanderung : Entwicklungsmöglichkeiten der Milchviehbetriebe in Deutschland. Mais 38(2):56-60
  10. Hansen H, Weber SA (2010) Remedy or a drop in the milk can? In: Wille S, Kröger R, Lassen B, Mirbach D (eds) EDF Report 2010. Frankfurt a M: EDF, pp 56-57
  11. Weber SA (2010) Wer macht den Preis bei Milch? Mais 37(4):118