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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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2018 2019 Var % Period
Austria 163.160 173.740 185.150 194.550 200.640 203.260 154.630 156.640 +1,3% Jan - Sep '19
Belgium 76.020 80.640 95.740 104.340 110.820 106.970 81.110 77.340 -4,6% Jan - Sep '19
Bulgaria 60.090 64.790 66.940 68.460 75.780 79.090 62.470 62.460 -0,0% Jan - Sep '19
Croatia 32.310 31.850 33.580 35.670 34.220 34.240 26.350 25.540 -3,1% Jan - Sep '19
Cyprus 980 1.100 600 730 410 1.170 870 220 - Jan - Sep '19
Czech Republic 117.760 116.640 120.670 127.470 133.320 134.900 103.260 102.100 -1,1% Jan - Sep '19
Denmark 323.200 369.100 389.500 428.000 449.900 451.600 338.600 342.700 +1,2% Jan - Sep '19
Estonia 43.800 40.500 43.100 43.300 44.400 44.800 33.600 34.100 +1,5% Jan - Sep '19
Finland 102.170 99.130 88.350 83.750 85.990 87.200 65.090 63.330 -2,7% Jan - Sep '19
France 1.831.290 1.795.910 1.783.400 1.731.920 1.723.480 1.704.390 1.274.700 1.276.150 +0,1% Jan - Sep '19
Germany 2.258.260 2.298.030 2.320.390 2.285.330 2.303.670 2.338.900 1.767.370 1.801.670 +1,9% Jan - Sep '19
Greece 24.100 23.200 29.100 34.800 23.800 21.070 16.040 15.400 (e)

-4,0% Jan - Sep '19
Hungary 67.600 74.410 80.100 80.100 87.030 83.280 62.070 71.620 +15,4% Jan - Sep '19
Ireland 182.800 188.400 206.900 204.900 196.200 224.100 181.800 181.800 (e)

0,0% Jan - Sep '19
Italy 1.043.490 1.063.260 1.086.070 1.103.600 1.129.090 1.141.170 852.300 837.210 (e)

-1,8% Jan - Sep '19
Latvia 32.610 34.730 38.400 38.630 46.350 47.390 36.060 38.370 +6,4% Jan - Sep '19
Lithuania 113.110 102.660 100.970 97.500 99.580 101.050 76.100 73.670 -3,2% Jan - Sep '19
Luxembourg (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) - Jan - Sep '19
Malta (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) - Jan - Oct '19
Netherlands 793.400 772.000 845.000 887.900 874.300 880.200 659.500 678.600 +2,9% Jan - Sep '19
Poland 744.490 759.620 784.550 816.130 849.000 865.230 647.430 654.650 +1,1% Jan - Sep '19
Portugal 55.430 57.260 56.890 60.510 61.950 62.730 47.290 49.150 +3,9% Jan - Sep '19
Romania 62.890 64.150 68.930 73.870 77.890 79.710 60.950 63.010 +3,4% Jan - Sep '19
Slovakia 28.280 28.570 31.020 33.390 35.570 37.660 28.220 28.840 +2,2% Jan - Sep '19
Slovenia 16.320 16.970 15.480 15.550 16.930 16.540 12.540 12.170 -3,0% Jan - Sep '19
Spain 154.520 168.340 210.990 223.890 260.790 244.070 191.240 149.070 -22,1% Jan - Sep '19
Sweden 89.070 87.710 90.190 87.220 82.560 81.950 61.210 60.700 -0,8% Jan - Sep '19
United Kingdom 384.100 408.300 434.200 441.600 456.700 465.000 352.900 358.000 +1,4% Jan - Sep '19
TOTAL EU-28 8.801.250 8.921.010 9.206.210 9.303.110 9.460.370 9.537.670 7.193.700 7.214.510 (e) +0,3% Jan - Sep '19
y-o-y % +1,4% +3,2% +1,1% +1,7% +0,8%      
(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, 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 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Sep 2019
Production [D7121] (P) 8.739 8.801 8.921 9.206 9.303 9.460 9.538 7.215
Production of Processed Cheese [D7200] (P2) 609(e) 660(e) 638(e) 618(e) 606(e) n.d. n.d. n.d.
Imports (I) 77 75 77 61 71 60 59 45
Exports (E) 768 786 721 719 799 828 832 649
Apparent Domestic Consumption (P + P2 + I - E ) 8.657 8.750 8.914 9.167 9.181 8.692 8.764 6.610
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