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EU-28: Cheese from cow's milk production

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This page contains the European Cheese from cows' milk production data, both in tables and charts.

The table offers as well the possibility to:

  • consult the monthly volumes and changes, by clicking on the years in the column headers,
  • access to the DairySheets by clicking on the names of the Member States of the EU.

The charts display:

  • a breakdown of the Cheese from cows' milk production by Member States
  • the monthly and average daily Cheese from cows' milk production,
  • the year-over-year changes of Cheese from cows' milk production in the major EU Players,
  • the yearly Cheese from cows' milk production of the last seven years,
  • the Cheese from cows' milk production with rolling year

The balance sheet of Cheese from cows' milk completes the information.

UE-28: Production of Cheese from cows' milk (Tons)
COUNTRY 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2019 2020 Var % Period
Austria 173.740 185.150 194.550 200.640 203.260 205.080 17.920 18.250 +1,8% Jan '20
Belgium 80.640 95.740 104.340 110.820 106.970 104.300 8.570 8.570 (e)

0,0% Jan '20
Bulgaria 64.790 66.940 68.460 75.780 79.090 82.830 5.440 5.440 (e)

0,0% Jan '20
Croatia 31.850 33.580 35.670 34.220 34.240 33.410 2.700 2.610 -3,3% Jan '20
Cyprus 1.100 600 700 410 650 250 40 10 - Jan '20
Czech Republic 116.640 120.670 127.470 133.320 134.900 134.320 11.160 12.020 +7,7% Jan '20
Denmark 369.100 389.500 428.000 449.900 451.600 459.800 38.700 40.000 +3,4% Jan '20
Estonia 40.500 43.100 43.300 44.400 44.800 45.500 4.000 3.900 -2,5% Jan '20
Finland 99.130 88.350 83.750 85.990 87.200 83.590 7.580 7.190 -5,1% Jan '20
France 1.795.910 1.783.400 1.731.920 1.723.480 1.704.080 1.716.820 145.360 147.950 +1,8% Jan '20
Germany 2.298.030 2.320.390 2.285.330 2.303.670 2.339.376 2.389.231 203.168 207.090 +1,9% Jan '20
Greece 23.200 29.100 34.800 23.800 21.070 21.900 1.800 1.800 (e)

0,0% Jan '20
Hungary 74.410 80.100 80.100 87.030 83.280 94.620 8.380 7.990 -4,7% Jan '20
Ireland 188.400 206.900 204.900 196.200 224.100 224.100 3.100 3.100 (e)

0,0% Jan '20
Italy 1.063.260 1.086.070 1.103.600 1.129.090 1.141.170 1.111.140 91.850 91.850 (e)

0,0% Jan '20
Latvia 34.730 38.400 38.630 46.350 47.390 50.790 7.470 7.730 +3,5% Jan - Feb '20
Lithuania 102.660 100.970 97.500 99.580 101.050 97.860 7.870 8.160 +3,7% Jan '20
Luxembourg (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) - Jan '20
Malta (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) - - -  
Netherlands 772.000 845.000 887.900 874.300 878.800 897.400 78.400 78.400 (e)

0,0% Jan '20
Poland 759.620 784.550 816.130 849.000 865.230 878.950 72.300 77.410 +7,1% Jan '20
Portugal 57.260 56.890 60.510 61.950 62.730 65.150 5.530 5.270 -4,7% Jan '20
Romania 64.150 68.930 73.870 77.890 79.710 83.050 6.420 6.810 +6,1% Jan '20
Slovakia 28.570 31.020 33.390 35.570 37.660 38.350 6.080 6.260 +3,0% Jan - Feb '20
Slovenia 16.970 15.480 15.550 16.930 16.540 16.100 1.260 1.350 +7,1% Jan '20
Spain 168.340 210.990 223.890 260.790 244.070 196.090 18.450 16.440 -10,9% Jan '20
Sweden 87.710 90.190 87.220 82.560 81.950 80.440 6.900 6.610 -4,2% Jan '20
United Kingdom 408.300 434.200 441.600 456.700 465.000 470.900 39.200 39.200 (e)

0,0% Jan '20
TOTAL EU-28 8.921.010 9.206.210 9.303.080 9.460.370 9.535.916 9.581.971 - - - -
y-o-y % +3,2% +1,1% +1,7% +0,8% +0,5%      
(e) estimated data
(c) confidential data
NOTE:The data for the higlighted countries are confidential. These countries are not considered in the calculation of the total production.

Source: Eurostat, CSO, ISTAT, BLE, Stimato CLAL

Rolling year: for each month the chart visualizes the production in that month plus the production of the previous 11 months. With this method is always considered the total production in a time window of 12 months, so it is possible to identify the trend without the effect of seasonality.

EU Balance Sheet: Cheese
'000 tons 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Jan 2020
Production [D7121] (P) 8.801 8.921 9.206 9.303 9.460 9.536 9.582 805
Production of Processed Cheese [D7200] (P2) 660(e) 638(e) 618(e) 606(e) n.d. n.d. n.d. n.d.
Imports (I) 75 77 61 71 60 59 63 5
Exports (E) 786 721 719 799 828 833 880 81
Apparent Domestic Consumption (P + P2 + I - E ) 8.750 8.914 9.167 9.181 8.692 8.762 8.765 729
NOTE: Proceesed Cheese [D7200] production data of some Member States are confidential and are NOT included in this table.
(e): estimated; n.a.: not available
Sources: Production: Eurostat; Import/Export: IHS; Apparent Domestic Consumption: Processed by CLAL