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Italy: Grana Padano Cheese Production

Consorzio per la tutela del Formaggio Grana Padano This page provides, in a given period of time, data related to Italian production of Grana Padano cheese, a high quality P.D.O. product,
(organized by Provinces and by Regions).

Production figures are represented on the table and the two graphs on a yearly and monthly basis.

It is possible consult the monthly production of grated Grana Padano PDO and Retinato

N.B.:

Grana Padano is produced in a specific geographical area located in the northern Italy and in particular in some provinces like: Alessandria, Asti, Biella, Cuneo, Novara, Torino, Verbania, Vercelli, Bergamo, Brescia, Como, Cremona, Lecco, Lodi, Mantova, Milano, Monza, Pavia, Sondrio, Varese, Trento, Padova, Rovigo, Treviso, Venezia, Verona, Vicenza, Bologna, Ferrara, Forlì Cesena, Piacenza, Ravenna and Rimini, as well as the following districts of the Bolzano province: Ante-rive, Lauregno, Proves, Senale-S. Felice and Trodena.

Grana Padano is a P.D.O. product and its status is governed by European regulations (n. 2081/92 and n. 1107/96) that provide minimal standard procedures in the cheese processing , specific product properties and "quality seal" issued by "Consorzio per la tutela del Grana Padano" a governance entity in charge of quality requirements.

The production of Grana Padano accounts for 22% approx. of total milk output in Italy.

The price of Grana Padano is quoted weekly on different market places, such as Mantua, Cremona, Brescia, Milan...

International market reports that worldwide consumption of Grana Padano and Parmigiano Reggiano is remarkably expanding. (see export)

Clic here to download the GRANA PADANO policy document (Provvedimento 23-06-2012, GURI n. 153 del 4-07-2012)

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Grana Padano Cheese Production
Number of wheels  
Month 2003 2008 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 ± % on
2017
± % on
2016
January 370.921 406.723 431.511 442.836 437.554 448.038 456.414 472.837 +3,6% +5,5%
February 352.109 399.695 415.285 424.681 411.566 442.728 436.994 449.592 +2,9% +1,6%
March 398.824 435.092 475.400 486.481 466.983 489.840 497.055 507.704 +2,1% +3,6%
April 387.738 415.881 455.416 476.647 457.479 477.127 480.821 490.366 +2,0% +2,8%
May 391.887 406.612 445.207 469.681 454.580 460.722 467.900 475.934 +1,7% +3,3%
June 324.252 362.195 397.698 426.387 421.671 418.839 401.923 404.540 +0,7% -3,4%
July 308.731 328.371 317.736 384.725 352.261 351.729 337.548 353.587 +4,8% +0,5%
August 266.648 312.986 272.542 352.623 337.571 342.758 327.334 297.321 -9,2% -13,3%
September 264.205 287.558 266.536 304.088 318.708 291.253 312.765 287.673 -8,0% -1,2%
October 323.002 312.825 335.512 325.273 356.222 337.888 370.542 363.449 -1,9% +7,6%
November 323.888 321.899 353.030 337.543 364.647 360.643 380.751 373.933 -1,8% +3,7%
December 356.468 365.510 399.464 409.054 422.687 438.027 472.007
Jan-Nov 3.712.205 3.989.837 4.165.873 4.430.965 4.379.242 4.421.565 4.470.047 4.476.936
% previous ¹ +0,2% +2,5% -3,6% +6,4% -1,2% +1,0% +1,1% +0,2%
Total Year 4.068.673 4.355.347 4.565.337 4.840.019 4.801.929 4.859.592 4.942.054
% previous +0,5% +2,0% -3,3% +6,0% -0,8% +1,2% +1,7%
Last Update: 03-12-2018
1) change from the same period of previous year
**: Adjusted for months of 30 days (Ex. The calculation of the production change of June compared to May is obtained by considering [June production] compared to [May production : 31 x 30])
Source: Consorzio per la tutela del Grana Padano