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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 165.380 163.160 173.740 185.150 194.550 200.640 167.040 171.370 +2,6% Jan - Oct '18
Belgium 75.080 76.020 80.640 95.740 104.340 110.820 92.790 90.790 -2,2% Jan - Oct '18
Bulgaria 52.940 60.090 64.790 66.940 68.460 75.780 64.060 68.170 +6,4% Jan - Oct '18
Croatia 31.380 32.310 31.850 33.580 35.670 34.220 29.050 29.050 0,0% Jan - Oct '18
Cyprus 770 980 1.100 600 730 410 370 970 - Jan - Oct '18
Czech Republic 111.420 117.760 116.640 120.670 127.470 133.320 111.770 114.580 +2,5% Jan - Oct '18
Denmark 302.700 323.200 369.100 389.500 428.000 449.900 376.000 374.200 -0,5% Jan - Oct '18
Estonia 42.600 43.800 40.500 43.100 43.300 44.400 37.000 37.300 +0,8% Jan - Oct '18
Finland 102.210 102.170 99.130 88.350 83.750 85.990 71.660 72.450 +1,1% Jan - Oct '18
France 1.817.340 1.831.290 1.795.910 1.783.400 1.731.920 1.723.370 1.439.750 1.422.560 -1,2% Jan - Oct '18
Germany 2.240.220 2.258.260 2.298.030 2.320.390 2.285.330 2.303.670 1.935.430 1.955.620 +1,0% Jan - Oct '18
Greece 26.920 24.100 23.200 29.100 34.800 23.800 20.300 17.340 (e)

-14,6% Jan - Oct '18
Hungary 72.220 67.600 74.410 80.100 80.100 87.030 72.550 72.560 +0,0% Jan - Oct '18
Ireland 185.500 182.800 188.400 206.900 204.900 196.200 178.900 178.900 (e)

0,0% Jan - Oct '18
Italy 984.590 1.043.490 1.063.260 1.009.500 1.004.500 1.129.090 942.620 921.990 -2,2% Jan - Oct '18
Latvia 31.330 32.610 34.730 38.400 38.630 46.350 38.930 40.030 +2,8% Jan - Oct '18
Lithuania 111.370 113.110 102.660 100.970 97.500 99.580 83.100 84.650 +1,9% Jan - Oct '18
Luxembourg (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) - Jan - Oct '18
Malta 50(i) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) - Jan - Oct '18
Netherlands 764.100 793.400 772.000 845.000 887.900 866.200 722.700 733.000 +1,4% Jan - Oct '18
Poland 718.660 744.490 759.620 784.550 816.130 849.000 705.860 721.590 +2,2% Jan - Oct '18
Portugal 59.080 55.430 57.260 56.890 60.510 61.950 51.900 52.610 +1,4% Jan - Oct '18
Romania 59.780 62.890 64.150 68.930 73.870 77.890 65.580 67.730 +3,3% Jan - Oct '18
Slovakia 27.860 28.280 28.570 31.020 33.390 35.570 29.060 31.490 +8,4% Jan - Oct '18
Slovenia 17.980 16.320 16.970 15.480 15.550 16.930 14.160 13.950 -1,5% Jan - Oct '18
Spain 140.880 154.520 168.340 210.990 223.890 260.790 219.220 211.560 -3,5% Jan - Oct '18
Sweden 101.160 89.070 87.710 90.190 87.220 82.560 69.960 67.870 -3,0% Jan - Oct '18
United Kingdom 388.800 384.100 408.300 434.200 441.600 456.700 379.700 395.700 +4,2% Jan - Oct '18
TOTAL EU-28 8.632.270 8.801.250 8.921.010 9.129.640 9.204.010 9.452.160 7.919.460 7.948.030 (e) +0,4% Jan - Oct '18
y-o-y % +2,0% +1,4% +2,3% +0,8% +2,7%      
(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 Sep 2018
Production [D7121] (P) 8.476 8.632 8.801 8.921 9.130 9.204 9.452 7.155
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 42
Exports (E) 673 768 786 721 719 800 828 623
Apparent Domestic Consumption (P + P2 + I - E ) 8.501 8.550 8.750 8.915 9.091 9.081 8.684 6.574
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