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EU-27: 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-27: Production of Cheese from cows' milk (Tons)
COUNTRY 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2021 2022 Var % Period
Austria 194.550 200.640 203.260 205.080 205.690 214.760 74.860 76.710 +2,5% Jan - Apr '22
Belgium 104.340 110.820 106.970 104.870 103.660 109.140 36.180 36.150 -0,1% Jan - Apr '22
Bulgaria 68.460 75.780 79.090 82.830 91.330 93.080 30.830 28.900 -6,3% Jan - Apr '22
Croatia 35.670 34.220 34.240 33.410 31.340 31.890 10.220 10.640 +4,1% Jan - Apr '22
Cyprus 700 410 650 250 180 130 40 40 - Jan - Apr '22
Czech Republic 127.470 133.320 134.900 134.320 147.420 153.430 64.030 63.700 -0,5% Jan - May '22
Denmark 428.000 449.900 451.600 457.400 467.700 454.500 156.500 146.500 -6,4% Jan - Apr '22
Estonia 43.300 44.400 44.800 45.500 46.000 47.400 16.200 16.300 +0,6% Jan - Apr '22
Finland 83.750 85.990 87.200 83.590 85.680 83.600 27.730 27.880 +0,5% Jan - Apr '22
France 1.731.920 1.723.480 1.704.080 1.695.650 1.671.450 1.715.410 573.740 574.030 +0,1% Jan - Apr '22
Germany 2.285.330 2.303.670 2.339.376 2.389.288 2.448.640 2.461.390 834.876 819.341 -1,9% Jan - Apr '22
Greece 34.800 23.800 21.070 21.900 20.760 22.170 7.820 8.680 +11,0% Jan - Apr '22
Hungary 80.100 87.030 83.280 85.740 93.660 95.110 32.710 33.040 +1,0% Jan - Apr '22
Ireland 204.900 196.200 224.100 269.200 285.600 286.200 77.700 77.700 (e)

0,0% Jan - Apr '22
Italy 1.103.600 1.129.090 1.141.170 1.123.640 1.181.390 1.197.390 397.680 396.400 -0,3% Jan - Apr '22
Latvia 38.630 46.350 47.390 50.510 51.890 54.280 16.790 16.710 -0,5% Jan - Apr '22
Lithuania 97.500 99.580 101.050 97.850 100.590 99.230 29.860 30.700 +2,8% Jan - Apr '22
Luxembourg (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) - Jan - Apr '22
Malta (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) - Jan - Apr '22
Netherlands 887.900 874.300 878.800 920.800 972.700 946.800 325.800 315.300 -3,2% Jan - Apr '22
Poland 816.130 849.000 865.230 878.950 909.160 941.870 317.140 311.410 -1,8% Jan - Apr '22
Portugal 60.510 61.950 62.730 65.150 62.850 63.850 21.280 21.790 +2,4% Jan - Apr '22
Romania 73.870 77.890 79.710 83.050 85.270 91.610 29.730 29.750 +0,1% Jan - Apr '22
Slovakia 33.390 35.570 37.660 38.350 38.210 39.200 16.410 16.130 -1,7% Jan - May '22
Slovenia 15.550 16.930 16.540 16.100 15.800 15.730 4.920 5.350 +8,7% Jan - Apr '22
Spain 223.890 260.790 244.070 196.090 188.600 201.090 66.840 63.970 -4,3% Jan - Apr '22
Sweden 87.220 82.560 81.950 80.440 83.490 84.200 29.220 27.550 -5,7% Jan - Apr '22
TOTAL EU-27 8.861.480 9.003.670 9.070.916 9.159.958 9.389.060 9.503.460 3.182.496 3.138.191 (e) -1,4% Jan - Apr '22
y-o-y % +1,6% +0,7% +1,0% +2,5% +1,2%      
(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, BLE, 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.

UE-27 Balance Sheet: Cheese
'000 tons 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Apr 2022
Production [D7121] (P) 8.772 8.861 9.004 9.071 9.160 9.389 9.503 3.138
Production of Processed Cheese [D7200] (P2) 522(e) 580(e) 584(e) 624(e) 629(e) 603(e) n.d. n.d.
Imports (I) 187 195 191 197 211 223 197 59
Exports (E) 1.159 1.231 1.275 1.279 1.322 1.402 1.386 436
Apparent Domestic Consumption (P + P2 + I - E ) 8.322 8.405 8.504 8.612 8.678 8.813 8.314 2.761
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, Import/Export: Eurostat; Apparent Domestic Consumption: Processed by CLAL