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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)
PAESE 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2017 2018 Var % Periodo
Austria 165.380 163.160 173.740 185.150 194.550 200.640 118.400 124.000 +4,7% Jan - Jul '18
Belgium 75.080 76.020 80.640 95.740 104.340 110.820 64.410 64.370 -0,1% Jan - Jul '18
Bulgaria 52.940 60.090 64.790 66.940 68.460 75.780 51.900 56.540 +8,9% Jan - Aug '18
Croatia 31.380 32.310 31.850 33.580 35.670 34.220 23.410 23.590 +0,8% Jan - Aug '18
Cyprus 770 980 1.100 600 730 410 330 670 - Jan - Jul '18
Czech Republic 111.420 117.760 116.640 120.670 127.470 133.320 90.400 92.710 +2,6% Jan - Aug '18
Denmark 302.700 323.200 369.100 389.500 428.000 449.900 299.800 307.900 +2,7% Jan - Aug '18
Estonia 42.600 43.800 40.500 43.100 43.300 44.400 29.700 30.000 +1,0% Jan - Aug '18
Finland 102.210 102.170 99.130 88.350 83.750 85.990 57.770 58.200 +0,7% Jan - Aug '18
France 1.817.340 1.831.290 1.795.910 1.783.400 1.731.920 1.722.250 1.145.990 1.134.630 -1,0% Jan - Aug '18
Germany 2.240.220 2.258.260 2.298.030 2.320.390 2.285.330 2.303.670 1.358.960 1.375.010 +1,2% Jan - Jul '18
Greece 26.920 24.100 23.200 29.100 34.800 23.800 15.100 13.140 -13,0% Jan - Jul '18
Hungary 72.220 67.600 74.410 80.100 80.100 87.030 58.730 58.260 -0,8% Jan - Aug '18
Ireland 185.500 182.800 188.400 206.900 204.900 196.200 118.300 118.300 (e)

0,0% Jan - Jul '18
Italy 984.590 1.043.490 1.063.260 1.009.500 1.004.500 1.052.910 706.060 749.800 +6,2% Jan - Aug '18
Latvia 31.330 32.610 34.730 38.400 38.630 46.350 31.190 32.020 +2,7% Jan - Aug '18
Lithuania 111.370 113.110 102.660 100.970 97.500 99.580 65.960 67.330 +2,1% Jan - Aug '18
Luxembourg (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) - Jan - Aug '18
Malta 50(i) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) - Jan - Aug '18
Netherlands 764.100 793.400 772.000 845.000 887.900 866.200 505.300 514.600 +1,8% Jan - Jul '18
Poland 718.660 744.490 759.620 784.550 816.130 849.000 564.560 578.960 +2,6% Jan - Aug '18
Portugal 59.080 55.430 57.260 56.890 60.510 61.950 41.200 42.320 +2,7% Jan - Aug '18
Romania 59.780 62.890 64.150 68.930 73.870 77.890 52.640 54.520 +3,6% Jan - Aug '18
Slovakia 27.860 28.280 28.570 31.020 33.390 35.570 23.180 25.150 +8,5% Jan - Aug '18
Slovenia 17.980 16.320 16.970 15.480 15.550 16.930 11.230 11.300 +0,6% Jan - Aug '18
Spain 140.880 154.520 168.340 210.990 223.890 260.790 150.230 153.500 +2,2% Jan - Jul '18
Sweden 101.160 89.070 87.710 90.190 87.220 82.560 50.410 48.200 -4,4% Jan - Jul '18
United Kingdom 388.800 384.100 408.300 434.200 431.600 456.700 306.700 324.400 +5,8% Jan - Aug '18
TOTAL EU-28 8.632.270 8.801.250 8.921.010 9.129.640 9.194.010 9.374.860 5.488.590 5.604.520 (e) +2,1% Jan - Jul '18
y-o-y % +2,0% +1,4% +2,3% +0,7% +2,0%      
(e) estimated data
(i) incomplete 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, 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 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 Jul 2018
Production [D7121] (P) 8.476 8.632 8.801 8.921 9.130 9.194 9.375 5.605
Production of Processed Cheese [D7200] (P2) 623(e) 609(e) 660(e) 638(e) 618(e) 606(e) n.d. n.d.
Imports (I) 74 77 75 77 61 71 60 33
Exports (E) 673 768 786 721 719 800 830 487
Apparent Domestic Consumption (P + P2 + I - E ) 8.501 8.550 8.750 8.915 9.091 9.071 8.605 5.151
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