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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.

Show/Hide the comparison graph between Cheddar, Edamer, Grana Padano and Parmigiano Reggiano

Wholesale price of
Grana Padano (I) * (€/tons)
Month 2017 2018 2019 ± on prev.
month.
± % from
2018
January 7.200 6.350 7.725 +7,29% +21,65%
February 7.188 6.200 7.850 +1,62% +26,61%
March 7.025 6.100  
April 6.800 6.133  
May 6.675 6.225  
June 6.725 6.250  
July 6.775 6.180  
August 6.775 6.150  
September 6.775 6.269  
October 6.705 6.530  
November 6.550 6.813  
December 6.463 7.200  
Average 6.805 6.367 7.788
Variazione¹ % +4,64% -6,44% +24,10%
Last Update:18-02-2019
1) change from the same period of previous year
*: Aged 9 months
Consult weekly wholesale prices
Source: CCIAA Milano
 
Wholesale price of
Parmigiano Reggiano (I) * (€/tons)
Month 2017 2018 2019 ± on prev.
month.
± % from
2018
January 9.606 9.688 10.856 +4,51% +12,06%
February 9.625 9.750 10.917 +0,56% +11,97%
March 9.625 9.750  
April 9.575 9.750  
May 9.475 9.750  
June 9.500 9.750  
July 9.575 9.750  
August 9.575 9.750  
September 9.575 9.750  
October 9.575 9.870  
November 9.575 10.013  
December 9.600 10.388  
Average 9.573 9.830 10.886
Variazione¹ % +14,80% +2,68% +12,02%
Last Update:18-02-2019
1) change from the same period of previous year
*: Aged 12 months or more
Consult weekly wholesale prices
Source: CCIAA Milano
Wholesale price of
Edamer (D) * (€/tons)
Month 2017 2018 2019 ± on prev.
month.
± % from
2018
January 3.263 2.685 3.019 -0,48% +12,43%
February 3.150 2.563 3.025 +0,21% +18,05%
March 3.080 2.675  
April 3.075 2.800  
May 3.100 2.880  
June 3.213 2.981  
July 3.494 3.063  
August 3.570 3.115  
September 3.556 3.169  
October 3.469 3.225  
November 3.175 3.138  
December 2.892 3.033  
Average 3.253 2.944 3.022
Variazione¹ % +29,03% -9,50% +15,17%
Last Update:20-02-2019
1) change from the same period of previous year
*: Consult weekly wholesale prices
Source: ZMP; since May 6,2009 "Süddeutsche Butter - und Käsebörse eV, Kempten"
 
Wholesale price of
Cheddar (Oceania) * (€/tons)
Month 2017 2018 2019 ± on prev.
month.
± % from
2018
January 3.549 2.809 3.045 +7,22% +8,41%
February 3.565 2.920 3.099 +1,77% +6,10%
March 3.461 3.014  
April 3.196 3.093  
May 3.279 3.469  
June 3.482 3.407  
July 3.525 3.176  
August 3.402 3.213  
September 3.466 3.103  
October 3.494 3.056  
November 3.460 2.957  
December 3.040 2.840  
Average 3.410 3.088 3.072
Variazione¹ % +21,75% -9,44% +7,23%
Last Update:15-02-2019
1) change from the same period of previous year
*: Consult fortnightly wholesale prices
Source: USDA