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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 2019 2020 2021 ± on prev.
month.
± % from
2020
January 7.725 7.100 7.513 +1,52% +5,81%
February 7.875 7.100 7.525 +0,17% +5,99%
March 7.950 6.950 7.375 -1,99% +6,12%
April 7.950 6.775 7.175 -2,71% +5,90%
May 7.950 6.475 7.075 -1,39% +9,27%
June 7.975 6.160 7.075 0,00% +14,85%
July 8.000 6.150  
August 8.000 6.150  
September 7.990 6.225  
October 7.838 6.456  
November 7.488 7.080  
December 7.230 7.400  
Average 7.831 6.668 7.290
Variazione¹ % +23,00% -14,84% +7,83%
Last Update:07-06-2021
1) change from the same period of previous year
*: Aged 9 months
Source: CCIAA Milano
 
Month 2019 2020 2021 ± on prev.
month.
± % from
2020
January 10.856 9.217 10.338 +1,10% +12,16%
February 10.925 8.719 10.350 +0,12% +18,71%
March 10.950 8.258 10.350 0,00% +25,33%
April 10.950 8.213 10.350 0,00% +26,03%
May 10.950 7.950 10.220 -1,26% +28,55%
June 10.950 7.440 10.200 -0,20% +37,10%
July 10.950 7.438  
August 10.950 7.700  
September 10.860 8.113  
October 10.606 8.975  
November 9.888 9.955  
December 9.380 10.225  
Average 10.685 8.517 10.301
Variazione¹ % +8,70% -20,29% +24,12%
Last Update:07-06-2021
1) change from the same period of previous year
*: Aged 12 months or more
Source: CCIAA Milano
Month 2019 2020 2021 ± on prev.
month.
± % from
2020
January 3.019 3.238 3.075 0,00% -5,02%
February 3.025 3.250 3.100 +0,81% -4,62%
March 3.019 3.250 3.125 +0,81% -3,85%
April 2.990 3.000 3.150 +0,80% +5,00%
May 3.025 2.813 3.213 +1,98% +14,22%
June 3.025 2.763 3.250 +1,17% +17,65%
July 3.055 2.900  
August 3.075 3.019  
September 3.075 3.075  
October 3.075 3.075  
November 3.125 3.075  
December 3.183 3.075  
Average 3.058 3.044 3.152
Variazione¹ % +3,86% -0,43% +3,28%
Last Update:09-06-2021
1) change from the same period of previous year
Source: ZMP; since May 6,2009 "Süddeutsche Butter - und Käsebörse eV, Kempten"
 
Month 2019 2020 2021 ± on prev.
month.
± % from
2020
January 3.045 3.604 3.329 +5,86% -7,64%
February 3.099 4.061 3.508 +5,39% -13,62%
March 3.492 3.923 3.667 +4,52% -6,53%
April 3.831 4.136 3.703 +1,00% -10,46%
May 4.228 3.742 3.637 -1,80% -2,81%
June 3.492 3.436 3.598 -1,07% +4,71%
July 3.427 3.344  
August 3.563 2.976  
September 3.518 3.067  
October 3.394 3.222  
November 3.310 3.135  
December 3.566 3.145  
Average 3.497 3.483 3.574
Variazione¹ % +13,24% -0,41% -6,38%
Last Update:11-06-2021
1) change from the same period of previous year
Source: USDA