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Wholesale prices of cheeses

The chart and tables provide, in a given period of time, a comparison on the international market, between the wholesale prices of some P.D.O Italian Cheeses (Grana Padano and Parmigiano Reggiano) and some common cheeses, such as non-typical ones, like Cheddar (Oceania) and Edamer (Germany).

The graph evidences, simultaneously, the hard cheese (not PDO) price position.

It is interesting to note that:
  • the above mentioned PDO Italian Cheeses are top quality and affected by high cost of seasoning, therefore the related prices rank at the top of the chart;
  • the common cheeses of non-Italian origin rank at the bottom of the price league;
  • the seasoned types (Grana-like cheeses) rank in the middle of the chart as a borderline between the two previously mentioned typologies.

However, the worldwide consumer's trend is to purchase low price cheeses since they are more price advantageous and wide distributed.
The following elements can influence the consumer choice:
  • the individual incomes and improving welfare of reference countries (GDP);
  • marketing and distribution action of the different types of cheese worldwide;
  • the correct nutritional information and quality properties where consumers are unaware.

Month 2020 2021 2022 ± on prev.
month.
± % from
2021
January 7.100 7.513 7.250 +2,11% -3,49%
February 7.100 7.525  
March 6.950 7.375  
April 6.775 7.175  
May 6.475 7.075  
June 6.160 7.075  
July 6.150 7.075  
August 6.150 7.075  
September 6.225 7.075  
October 6.456 7.020  
November 7.080 7.025  
December 7.400 7.100  
Average 6.668 7.176 7.250
Variazione¹ % -14,84% +7,61% -3,49%
Last Update:17-01-2022
1) change from the same period of previous year
*: Aged 9 months
Source: CCIAA Milano
 
Month 2020 2021 2022 ± on prev.
month.
± % from
2021
January 9.217 10.338 10.317 +1,14% -0,20%
February 8.719 10.350  
March 8.258 10.350  
April 8.213 10.350  
May 7.950 10.220  
June 7.440 10.200  
July 7.438 10.200  
August 7.700 10.200  
September 8.113 10.200  
October 8.975 10.200  
November 9.955 10.200  
December 10.225 10.200  
Average 8.517 10.251 10.317
Variazione¹ % -20,29% +20,36% -0,20%
Last Update:17-01-2022
1) change from the same period of previous year
*: Aged 12 months or more
Source: CCIAA Milano
Month 2020 2021 2022 ± on prev.
month.
± % from
2021
January 3.238 3.075 4.108 +6,02% +33,60%
February 3.250 3.100  
March 3.250 3.125  
April 3.000 3.150  
May 2.813 3.213  
June 2.763 3.250  
July 2.900 3.250  
August 3.019 3.250  
September 3.075 3.335  
October 3.075 3.481  
November 3.075 3.650  
December 3.075 3.875  
Average 3.044 3.313 4.108
Variazione¹ % -0,43% +8,82% +33,60%
Last Update:19-01-2022
1) change from the same period of previous year
Source: ZMP; since May 6,2009 "Süddeutsche Butter - und Käsebörse eV, Kempten"
 
Month 2020 2021 2022 ± on prev.
month.
± % from
2021
January 3.604 3.329 4.920 +7,23% +47,81%
February 4.061 3.508  
March 3.923 3.667  
April 4.136 3.703  
May 3.742 3.637  
June 3.436 3.640  
July 3.344 3.540  
August 2.976 3.541  
September 3.067 3.589  
October 3.222 3.756  
November 3.135 4.416  
December 3.145 4.589  
Average 3.483 3.743 4.920
Variazione¹ % -0,41% +7,47% +47,81%
Last Update:22-01-2022
1) change from the same period of previous year
Source: USDA