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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 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 Var %
Austria 203.260 205.080 205.690 214.760 220.730 226.640 +2,7%
Belgium 106.970 104.870 103.660 109.230 109.680 122.890 +12,0%
Bulgaria 79.090 82.830 91.330 93.080 88.730 88.250 -0,5%
Croatia 34.240 33.410 31.340 31.890 32.740 32.510 -0,7%
Cyprus 650 250 180 130 140 240 -
Czech Republic 134.900 134.320 147.420 153.430 153.860 163.180 +6,1%
Denmark 451.600 457.400 467.700 454.500 467.700 496.700 +6,2%
Estonia 44.800 45.500 46.000 47.400 48.500 51.900 +7,0%
Finland 87.200 83.590 85.680 83.600 82.130 84.490 +2,9%
France 1.704.080 1.695.650 1.671.450 1.717.260 1.729.230 1.711.370 -1,0%
Germany 2.339.376 2.389.288 2.448.640 2.461.334 2.429.802 2.450.590 +0,9%
Greece 21.070 21.900 20.760 22.170 25.730 28.030 +8,9%
Hungary 83.280 85.740 93.660 95.110 92.280 87.100 -5,6%
Ireland 224.100 269.200 285.600 287.100 282.300 282.300 0,0%
Italy 1.141.170 1.123.640 1.181.390 1.197.390 1.201.160 1.204.930 +0,3%
Latvia 47.390 50.510 51.890 52.420 50.610 59.280 +17,1%
Lithuania 101.050 97.850 100.590 99.180 95.360 96.960 +1,7%
Luxembourg (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) -
Malta (c) (c) 180(i) (c) (c) (c) -
Netherlands 878.800 920.800 972.700 946.800 942.100 948.700 +0,7%
Poland 865.230 878.950 909.160 941.870 945.020 1.000.650 +5,9%
Portugal 62.730 65.150 62.850 63.850 66.990 62.520 -6,7%
Romania 79.710 83.050 85.270 91.610 94.970 93.980 -1,0%
Slovakia 37.660 38.350 38.210 39.200 37.540 37.130 -1,1%
Slovenia 16.540 16.100 15.800 15.730 16.000 15.710 -1,8%
Spain 244.070 196.090 188.600 201.090 186.040 185.090 -0,5%
Sweden 81.950 80.440 83.490 84.190 78.460 79.430 +1,2%
TOTAL EU-27 9.070.916 9.159.958 9.389.060 9.504.324 9.477.802 9.610.570 +1,4%
y-o-y % +1,0% +2,5% +1,2% -0,3% +1,4%  
(i) incomplete data
(c) confidential data
NOTE:The countries highlighted in yellow indicate the presence of some confidential data which are not considered in the total calculation of productions.

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 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 Dec 2023
Production [D7121] (P) 8.861 9.004 9.071 9.160 9.389 9.504 9.478 9.611
Production of Processed Cheese [D7200] (P2) 580(e) 584(e) 624(e) 629(e) 603(e) 604(e) 620(e) n.d.
Imports (I) 195 191 197 212 223 197 188 174
Exports (E) 1.231 1.275 1.279 1.348 1.402 1.386 1.334 1.383
Apparent Domestic Consumption (P + P2 + I - E ) 8.405 8.504 8.612 8.653 8.813 8.919 8.951 8.402
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
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