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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)
COUNTRY 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2020 2021 Var % Period
Austria 185.150 194.550 200.640 203.260 205.080 205.690 - - -  
Belgium 95.740 104.340 110.820 106.970 104.870 102.970 - - -  
Bulgaria 66.940 68.460 75.780 79.090 82.830 91.330 - - -  
Croatia 33.580 35.670 34.220 34.240 33.410 31.340 - - -  
Cyprus 600 700 410 650 250 180 - - -  
Czech Republic 120.670 127.470 133.320 134.900 134.320 147.420 12.020 11.820 -1,7% Jan '21
Denmark 389.500 428.000 449.900 451.600 457.400 467.700 - - -  
Estonia 43.100 43.300 44.400 44.800 45.500 46.000 - - -  
Finland 88.350 83.750 85.990 87.200 83.590 85.680 - - -  
France 1.783.400 1.731.920 1.723.480 1.704.080 1.695.650 1.664.620 - - -  
Germany 2.320.390 2.285.330 2.303.670 2.339.376 2.389.288 2.448.670 - - -  
Greece 29.100 34.800 23.800 21.070 21.900 20.760 - - -  
Hungary 80.100 80.100 87.030 83.280 85.740 93.890 7.990 8.770 +9,8% Jan '21
Ireland 206.900 204.900 196.200 224.100 269.200 277.800 - - -  
Italy 1.086.070 1.103.600 1.129.090 1.141.170 1.123.640 1.136.820 - - -  
Latvia 38.400 38.630 46.350 47.390 50.510 54.020 3.990 3.860 -3,3% Jan '21
Lithuania 100.970 97.500 99.580 101.050 97.850 100.590 - - -  
Luxembourg (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) - - -  
Malta (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) - - -  
Netherlands 845.000 887.900 874.300 878.800 920.800 943.300 - - -  
Poland 784.550 816.130 849.000 865.230 878.950 909.160 - - -  
Portugal 56.890 60.510 61.950 62.730 65.150 62.850 - - -  
Romania 68.930 73.870 77.890 79.710 83.050 85.270 - - -  
Slovakia 31.020 33.390 35.570 37.660 38.350 38.210 3.220 3.140 -2,5% Jan '21
Slovenia 15.480 15.550 16.930 16.540 16.100 15.800 - - -  
Spain 210.990 223.890 260.790 244.070 196.090 188.600 - - -  
Sweden 90.190 87.220 82.560 81.950 80.440 83.490 - - -  
United Kingdom 434.200 441.600 456.700 465.000 470.900 475.500 - - -  
TOTAL EU-28 9.206.210 9.303.080 9.460.370 9.535.916 9.630.858 9.777.660 - - - -
y-o-y % +1,1% +1,7% +0,8% +1,0% +1,5%      
(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.

EU Balance Sheet: Cheese
'000 tons 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Dec 2020
Production [D7121] (P) 8.801 8.921 9.206 9.303 9.460 9.536 9.631 9.778
Production of Processed Cheese [D7200] (P2) 660(e) 638(e) 618(e) 606(e) n.d. n.d. n.d. n.d.
Imports (I) 75 77 61 71 60 59 63 63
Exports (E) 786 721 719 799 828 833 879 943
Apparent Domestic Consumption (P + P2 + I - E ) 8.750 8.914 9.167 9.181 8.692 8.762 8.815 8.898
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