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Global Dairy Trade (GDT) is the world leader in developing and operating dairy trading platforms, and actively supports the development of efficient dairy derivative trading.

Our GDT Events auction service brings together buyers and sellers of dairy ingredients from 60 countries to trade US$2-3 billion annually.

GDT’s credible, market-based reference prices play an important role in allowing buyers and sellers to trade with confidence in global and regional dairy markets. Data generated from the auction process is available through our GDT Insight subscription service to support the global dairy industry and associated financial trading.


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Ownership & governance

Since 2008 we have built a reputation for transparency and integrity, operating on a worldwide scale with buyer/seller customers and stakeholders spread across the globe with different interests, languages, cultures and time zones.

GlobalDairyTrade Holdings Limited (GDT) is owned and managed as a strategic partnership between the European Energy Exchange (EEX), Fonterra Cooperative Group, and New Zealand’s Exchange (NZX), with equal one-third shareholdings. EEX and NZX bring reputations and expertise as regulated exchanges, and Fonterra is one of the world’s largest dairy exporters who founded GDT in 2008 and is by far our largest customer.

The three partners share a strong common interest in credible price discovery and a shared vision to significantly grow the volume of physical and financial dairy trading.

Global Dairy Trade is governed by a board of seven directors representing the three partner owners and an independent chair.

Board of Directors

GDT's ownership provides a strong foundation to pursue our 3-year strategic plan, focusing on liquidity, global supply, and agility and efficiency.

Global Dairy Trade service offerings

Global Dairy Trade’s product suite connects global pools of buyers and sellers in dairy.

GDT Events

GDT Events is the leading global auction for trading large volume dairy ingredients and reference price discovery.

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GDT Pulse

Offering shorter duration auctions and benefiting both buyers and sellers, GDT Pulse aims to provide additional price discovery between the GDT Events auctions.

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GDT Insight

GDT Insight is our data subscription service, designed to help you unlock more value in the world of dairy trading.

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Our people

We bring together deep experience in global dairy trading with smart ecommerce solutions to create new opportunities for buyers and sellers.

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Independent Trading Manager

The independent Trading Manager is expert in the design, development, and operation of the GDT Events.

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Common questions

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