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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 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2020 2021 Var % Period
Austria 185.150 194.550 200.640 203.260 205.080 205.690 91.320 94.440 +3,4% Jan - May '21
Belgium 95.740 104.340 110.820 106.970 104.870 103.660 42.410 44.270 +4,4% Jan - May '21
Bulgaria 66.940 68.460 75.780 79.090 82.830 91.330 45.900 48.700 +6,1% Jan - Jun '21
Croatia 33.580 35.670 34.220 34.240 33.410 31.340 12.870 12.680 -1,5% Jan - May '21
Cyprus 600 700 410 650 250 180 70 60 - Jan - May '21
Czech Republic 120.670 127.470 133.320 134.900 134.320 147.420 74.920 77.240 +3,1% Jan - Jun '21
Denmark 389.500 428.000 449.900 451.600 457.400 467.700 192.000 196.400 +2,3% Jan - May '21
Estonia 43.100 43.300 44.400 44.800 45.500 46.000 23.100 24.100 +4,3% Jan - Jun '21
Finland 88.350 83.750 85.990 87.200 83.590 85.680 43.220 41.630 -3,7% Jan - Jun '21
France 1.783.400 1.731.920 1.723.480 1.704.080 1.695.650 1.671.510 705.980 715.970 +1,4% Jan - May '21
Germany 2.320.390 2.285.330 2.303.670 2.339.376 2.389.288 2.448.640 1.032.741 1.052.334 +1,9% Jan - May '21
Greece 29.100 34.800 23.800 21.070 21.900 20.760 9.270 9.780 +5,5% Jan - May '21
Hungary 80.100 80.100 87.030 83.280 85.740 93.660 48.800 49.590 +1,6% Jan - Jun '21
Ireland 206.900 204.900 196.200 224.100 269.200 277.800 96.600 88.000 (e)

-8,9% Jan - May '21
Italy 1.086.070 1.103.600 1.129.090 1.141.170 1.123.640 1.136.820 468.030 500.740 +7,0% Jan - May '21
Latvia 38.400 38.630 46.350 47.390 50.510 54.020 25.570 26.310 +2,9% Jan - Jun '21
Lithuania 100.970 97.500 99.580 101.050 97.850 100.590 49.270 46.860 -4,9% Jan - Jun '21
Luxembourg (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) - Jan - Jun '21
Malta (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) - Jan - Jun '21
Netherlands 845.000 887.900 874.300 878.800 920.800 952.000 474.200 488.300 +3,0% Jan - Jun '21
Poland 784.550 816.130 849.000 865.230 878.950 909.160 382.740 397.520 +3,9% Jan - May '21
Portugal 56.890 60.510 61.950 62.730 65.150 62.850 31.040 31.770 +2,4% Jan - Jun '21
Romania 68.930 73.870 77.890 79.710 83.050 85.270 35.060 38.140 +8,8% Jan - May '21
Slovakia 31.020 33.390 35.570 37.660 38.350 38.210 19.250 19.710 +2,4% Jan - Jun '21
Slovenia 15.480 15.550 16.930 16.540 16.100 15.800 8.010 7.720 -3,6% Jan - Jun '21
Spain 210.990 223.890 260.790 244.070 196.090 188.600 76.760 83.770 +9,1% Jan - May '21
Sweden 90.190 87.220 82.560 81.950 80.440 83.490 35.220 35.630 (e)

+1,2% Jan - May '21
TOTAL EU-27 8.772.010 8.861.480 9.003.670 9.070.916 9.159.958 9.318.180 3.879.421 3.988.824 (e) +2,8% Jan - May '21
y-o-y % +1,0% +1,6% +0,7% +1,0% +1,7%      
(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 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 May 2021
Production [D7121] (P) 8.513 8.772 8.861 9.004 9.071 9.160 9.318 3.989
Production of Processed Cheese [D7200] (P2) 585(e) 522(e) 580(e) 584(e) 624(e) 629(e) 550(e) n.d.
Imports (I) 180 187 195 191 197 212 223 71
Exports (E) 1.152 1.159 1.231 1.275 1.279 1.348 1.400 552
Apparent Domestic Consumption (P + P2 + I - E ) 8.125 8.322 8.405 8.504 8.612 8.653 8.691 3.508
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