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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 194.550 200.640 203.260 205.080 205.690 214.760 130.350 132.790 +1,9% Jan - Jul '22
Belgium 104.340 110.820 106.970 104.870 103.660 109.230 63.720 62.870 -1,3% Jan - Jul '22
Bulgaria 68.460 75.780 79.090 82.830 91.330 93.080 56.950 52.030 -8,6% Jan - Jul '22
Croatia 35.670 34.220 34.240 33.410 31.340 31.890 18.410 19.020 +3,3% Jan - Jul '22
Cyprus 700 410 650 250 180 130 80 70 - Jan - Jul '22
Czech Republic 127.470 133.320 134.900 134.320 147.420 153.430 103.580 103.450 -0,1% Jan - Aug '22
Denmark 428.000 449.900 451.600 457.400 467.700 454.500 271.000 263.900 -2,6% Jan - Jul '22
Estonia 43.300 44.400 44.800 45.500 46.000 47.400 31.900 32.200 +0,9% Jan - Aug '22
Finland 83.750 85.990 87.200 83.590 85.680 83.600 55.250 53.840 -2,6% Jan - Aug '22
France 1.731.920 1.723.480 1.704.080 1.695.650 1.671.450 1.716.040 995.110 991.830 -0,3% Jan - Jul '22
Germany 2.285.330 2.303.670 2.339.376 2.389.288 2.448.640 2.461.334 1.472.484 1.438.351 -2,3% Jan - Jul '22
Greece 34.800 23.800 21.070 21.900 20.760 22.170 13.390 15.040 +12,3% Jan - Jul '22
Hungary 80.100 87.030 83.280 85.740 93.660 95.110 64.140 65.430 +2,0% Jan - Aug '22
Ireland 204.900 196.200 224.100 269.200 285.600 287.100 175.700 175.700 (e)

0,0% Jan - Jul '22
Italy 1.103.600 1.129.090 1.141.170 1.123.640 1.181.390 1.197.390 690.840 696.880 +0,9% Jan - Jul '22
Latvia 38.630 46.350 47.390 50.510 51.890 54.280 30.890 29.760 -3,7% Jan - Jul '22
Lithuania 97.500 99.580 101.050 97.850 100.590 99.230 64.070 63.280 -1,2% Jan - Aug '22
Luxembourg (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) - Jan - Jul '22
Malta (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) - Jan - Jul '22
Netherlands 887.900 874.300 878.800 920.800 972.700 946.800 563.800 556.400 -1,3% Jan - Jul '22
Poland 816.130 849.000 865.230 878.950 909.160 941.870 546.510 546.890 +0,1% Jan - Jul '22
Portugal 60.510 61.950 62.730 65.150 62.850 63.850 36.980 38.600 +4,4% Jan - Jul '22
Romania 73.870 77.890 79.710 83.050 85.270 91.610 54.430 55.360 +1,7% Jan - Jul '22
Slovakia 33.390 35.570 37.660 38.350 38.210 39.200 26.280 25.660 -2,4% Jan - Aug '22
Slovenia 15.550 16.930 16.540 16.100 15.800 15.730 9.010 9.510 +5,5% Jan - Jul '22
Spain 223.890 260.790 244.070 196.090 188.600 201.090 118.830 112.130 -5,6% Jan - Jul '22
Sweden 87.220 82.560 81.950 80.440 83.490 84.200 50.620 47.380 -6,4% Jan - Jul '22
TOTAL EU-27 8.861.480 9.003.670 9.070.916 9.159.958 9.389.060 9.505.024 5.600.404 5.544.961 (e) -1,0% Jan - Jul '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 Jun 2022
Production [D7121] (P) 8.772 8.861 9.004 9.071 9.160 9.389 9.505 4.764
Production of Processed Cheese [D7200] (P2) 522(e) 580(e) 584(e) 624(e) 629(e) 603(e) 601(e) n.d.
Imports (I) 187 195 191 197 211 223 197 90
Exports (E) 1.159 1.231 1.275 1.279 1.322 1.402 1.386 677
Apparent Domestic Consumption (P + P2 + I - E ) 8.322 8.405 8.504 8.612 8.678 8.813 8.917 4.177
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