In a statement, the association recalled that, at the beginning of August, most producers were informed of an increase of three cents for September, which will bring the average price in Portugal to 43 cents per kg (40 in the Azores and 45 on the mainland), and that producers who supply the Pingo Doce brand will have an upgrade of eight cents per kg, which will see them receive a value of more than 50 cents per kg.

"Aprolep challenges all other buyers to immediately raise the price of milk paid to the producer to reach an average value of 50 cents/kg of milk in Portugal", appealed the association.

Dairy producers complain that in recent years the milk price update "has always come late, below production costs, below the European market and always in reaction to rising prices from other buyers".