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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 163.160 173.740 185.150 194.550 200.640 203.260 187.160 188.570 +0,8% Jan - Nov '19
Belgium 76.020 80.640 95.740 104.340 110.820 106.970 98.500 95.140 -3,4% Jan - Nov '19
Bulgaria 60.090 64.790 66.940 68.460 75.780 79.090 73.670 76.150 +3,4% Jan - Nov '19
Croatia 32.310 31.850 33.580 35.670 34.220 34.240 31.720 30.920 -2,5% Jan - Nov '19
Cyprus 980 1.100 600 700 410 650 550 240 - Jan - Nov '19
Czech Republic 117.760 116.640 120.670 127.470 133.320 134.900 125.360 124.260 -0,9% Jan - Nov '19
Denmark 323.200 369.100 389.500 428.000 449.900 451.600 413.800 420.100 +1,5% Jan - Nov '19
Estonia 43.800 40.500 43.100 43.300 44.400 44.800 40.900 41.700 +2,0% Jan - Nov '19
Finland 102.170 99.130 88.350 83.750 85.990 87.200 79.760 76.340 -4,3% Jan - Nov '19
France 1.831.290 1.795.910 1.783.400 1.731.920 1.723.480 1.704.080 1.569.330 1.578.690 +0,6% Jan - Nov '19
Germany 2.258.260 2.298.030 2.320.390 2.285.330 2.303.670 2.338.900 2.155.530 2.195.570 +1,9% Jan - Nov '19
Greece 24.100 23.200 29.100 34.800 23.800 21.070 18.970 19.100 (e)

+0,7% Jan - Nov '19
Hungary 67.600 74.410 80.100 80.100 87.030 83.280 76.190 87.330 +14,6% Jan - Nov '19
Ireland 182.800 188.400 206.900 204.900 196.200 224.100 219.500 219.500 (e)

0,0% Jan - Nov '19
Italy 1.043.490 1.063.260 1.086.070 1.103.600 1.129.090 1.141.170 1.043.050 1.022.800 (e)

-1,9% Jan - Nov '19
Latvia 32.610 34.730 38.400 38.630 46.350 47.390 43.750 46.590 +6,5% Jan - Nov '19
Lithuania 113.110 102.660 100.970 97.500 99.580 101.050 92.470 89.840 -2,8% Jan - Nov '19
Luxembourg (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) - Jan - Nov '19
Malta (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) - Jan - Dec '19
Netherlands 793.400 772.000 845.000 887.900 874.300 878.800 804.200 836.000 +4,0% Jan - Nov '19
Poland 744.490 759.620 784.550 816.130 849.000 865.230 794.990 805.600 +1,3% Jan - Nov '19
Portugal 55.430 57.260 56.890 60.510 61.950 62.730 57.810 59.960 +3,7% Jan - Nov '19
Romania 62.890 64.150 68.930 73.870 77.890 79.710 73.920 76.400 +3,4% Jan - Nov '19
Slovakia 28.280 28.570 31.020 33.390 35.570 37.660 34.620 35.380 +2,2% Jan - Nov '19
Slovenia 16.320 16.970 15.480 15.550 16.930 16.540 15.280 14.830 -2,9% Jan - Nov '19
Spain 154.520 168.340 210.990 223.890 260.790 244.070 229.730 180.590 -21,4% Jan - Nov '19
Sweden 89.070 87.710 90.190 87.220 82.560 81.950 74.850 74.010 (e)

-1,1% Jan - Nov '19
United Kingdom 384.100 408.300 434.200 441.600 456.700 465.000 424.500 432.500 +1,9% Jan - Nov '19
TOTAL EU-28 8.801.250 8.921.010 9.206.210 9.303.080 9.460.370 9.535.440 8.780.110 8.828.110 (e) +0,5% Jan - Nov '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 Nov 2019
Production [D7121] (P) 8.739 8.801 8.921 9.206 9.303 9.460 9.535 8.828
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 57
Exports (E) 768 786 721 719 799 828 832 809
Apparent Domestic Consumption (P + P2 + I - E ) 8.657 8.750 8.914 9.167 9.181 8.692 8.762 8.077
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