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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 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Var %
Austria 163.160 173.740 185.150 194.550 200.640 203.250 +1,3%
Belgium 76.020 80.640 95.740 104.340 110.820 107.850 -2,7%
Bulgaria 60.090 64.790 66.940 68.460 75.780 79.090 +4,4%
Croatia 32.310 31.850 33.580 35.670 34.220 34.240 +0,1%
Cyprus 980 1.100 600 730 410 1.170 -
Czech Republic 117.760 116.640 120.670 127.470 133.320 134.900 +1,2%
Denmark 323.200 369.100 389.500 428.000 449.900 455.600 +1,3%
Estonia 43.800 40.500 43.100 43.300 44.400 44.800 +0,9%
Finland 102.170 99.130 88.350 83.750 85.990 86.980 +1,2%
France 1.831.290 1.795.910 1.783.400 1.731.920 1.723.480 1.706.650 -1,0%
Germany 2.258.260 2.298.030 2.320.390 2.285.330 2.303.670 2.337.850 +1,5%
Greece 24.100 23.200 29.100 34.800 23.800 21.270 -10,6%
Hungary 67.600 74.410 80.100 80.100 87.030 87.520 +0,6%
Ireland 182.800 188.400 206.900 204.900 196.200 196.200 0,0%
Italy 1.043.490 1.063.260 1.009.500 1.004.500 1.129.090 1.101.340 -2,5%
Latvia 32.610 34.730 38.400 38.630 46.350 47.390 +2,2%
Lithuania 113.110 102.660 100.970 97.500 99.580 101.070 +1,5%
Luxembourg (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) -
Malta (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) -
Netherlands 793.400 772.000 845.000 887.900 874.300 880.200 +0,7%
Poland 744.490 759.620 784.550 816.130 849.000 865.230 +1,9%
Portugal 55.430 57.260 56.890 60.510 61.950 62.730 +1,3%
Romania 62.890 64.150 68.930 73.870 77.890 79.710 +2,3%
Slovakia 28.280 28.570 31.020 33.390 35.570 37.660 +5,9%
Slovenia 16.320 16.970 15.480 15.550 16.930 16.540 -2,3%
Spain 154.520 168.340 210.990 223.890 260.790 243.090 -6,8%
Sweden 89.070 87.710 90.190 87.220 82.560 81.950 -0,7%
United Kingdom 384.100 408.300 434.200 441.600 456.700 471.600 +3,3%
TOTAL EU-28 8.801.250 8.921.010 9.129.640 9.204.010 9.460.370 9.485.880 +0,3%
y-o-y % +1,4% +2,3% +0,8% +2,8% +0,3%  
(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 Dec 2018
Production [D7121] (P) 8.476 8.632 8.801 8.921 9.130 9.204 9.460 9.486
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 59
Exports (E) 673 768 786 721 719 799 829 833
Apparent Domestic Consumption (P + P2 + I - E ) 8.501 8.550 8.750 8.914 9.090 9.082 8.691 8.712
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