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GDT Events

A trusted and transparent platform for trading large volume dairy ingredients from around the world through an online auction process.

Two Trading Events are held every month, offering dairy products from renowned global suppliers, attracting hundreds of registered bidders.

How GDT Events work

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Previously known as GlobalDairyTrade auctions, this platform is now named GDT Events. While its name has changed, its role remains the same.

Since 2008, GDT Events has held over 160 successful Trading Events. It is acknowledged and trusted as providing credible market based reference prices for globally traded dairy ingredients.

Over the past five years, an average of US $3 billion has been sold on the platform per annum. This represents over 860,000 metric tonnes of product each year, clearing more than 97% of the total quantity offered.

GDT Events has over 600 registered bidders from more than 80 countries, making it a truly global dairy trading platform.

GDT Events
Oversight Board

Global Dairy Trade has strengthened its independence by establishing the GDT Events Oversight Board, with an independent chairperson, wider membership and voting rights.

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Become a bidder

It is simple for you to join GDT Events - there are no fees, deposits or other upfront charges required.
Be assured you are paying market based prices.

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Become a seller

Join the industry’s definitive dairy trading platform - become a GDT Events seller. Access hundreds of bidders from more than 80 markets and be confident that your product sells at market based prices.

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GDT Insight

GDT Insight gives you access to powerful up-to-date data and historical results from the twice monthly GDT Events, as they unfold.

GDT Annual Report

The annual report provides commentary on GDT’s business and analysis of GDT Events data such as quantity sold, prices achieved, offer quantities, bidding demand and regional comparisons


Findings from review of SMP UHT product in TE207

18 March 2018

Global Dairy Trade has found that the prices achieved for Skim Milk Powder Ultra High Temperature (SMP UHT) in Trading Event 207 reflected multiple bidders’ strong needs to secure higher quantities of product than were offered in the Trading Event.

Review of SMP UHT product in TE207

8 March 2018

GDT initiates a review of the factors leading to price outcomes for SMP UHT in contract periods 1, 2 and 3 in TE 207.

GDT releases Annual Report 2017

6 March 2018

We have recently published our Annual Report 2017

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