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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 2023 2024 Var % Period
Austria 203.260 205.080 205.690 214.760 220.730 226.640 36.830 39.490 +7,2% Jan - Feb '24
Belgium 106.970 104.870 103.660 109.230 109.680 123.090 9.500 10.260 +8,0% Jan '24
Bulgaria 79.090 82.830 91.330 93.080 88.730 88.250 14.050 13.460 -4,2% Jan - Feb '24
Croatia 34.240 33.410 31.340 31.890 32.740 32.510 5.010 5.170 +3,2% Jan - Feb '24
Cyprus 650 250 180 130 140 240 40 60 - Jan - Feb '24
Czech Republic 134.900 134.320 147.420 153.430 153.860 163.180 25.080 28.540 +13,8% Jan - Feb '24
Denmark 451.600 457.400 467.700 454.500 467.700 496.700 78.000 84.000 +7,7% Jan - Feb '24
Estonia 44.800 45.500 46.000 47.400 48.500 51.900 8.600 11.100 +29,1% Jan - Feb '24
Finland 87.200 83.590 85.680 83.600 82.130 84.730 13.650 13.170 -3,5% Jan - Feb '24
France 1.704.080 1.695.650 1.671.450 1.717.260 1.729.230 1.714.860 281.030 294.770 +4,9% Jan - Feb '24
Germany 2.339.376 2.389.288 2.448.640 2.461.334 2.429.802 2.450.590 393.987 406.166 (e)

+3,1% Jan - Feb '24
Greece 21.070 21.900 20.760 22.170 25.730 28.030 4.500 4.750 +5,6% Jan - Feb '24
Hungary 83.280 85.740 93.660 95.110 92.280 87.100 14.620 15.220 +4,1% Jan - Feb '24
Ireland 224.100 269.200 285.600 287.100 282.300 282.300 2.900 2.900 (e)

0,0% Jan '24
Italy 1.141.170 1.123.640 1.181.390 1.197.390 1.201.160 1.204.930 199.100 199.980 +0,4% Jan - Feb '24
Latvia 47.390 50.510 51.890 52.420 50.610 59.280 8.980 9.600 +6,9% Jan - Feb '24
Lithuania 101.050 97.850 100.590 99.180 95.360 96.960 14.910 15.840 +6,2% Jan - Feb '24
Luxembourg (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) - Jan - Feb '24
Malta (c) (c) 180(i) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) - Jan - Mar '24
Netherlands 878.800 920.800 972.700 946.800 942.100 948.700 156.300 160.800 +2,9% Jan - Feb '24
Poland 865.230 878.950 909.160 941.870 945.020 1.000.650 155.800 174.570 +12,0% Jan - Feb '24
Portugal 62.730 65.150 62.850 63.850 66.990 62.520 9.690 10.460 +7,9% Jan - Feb '24
Romania 79.710 83.050 85.270 91.610 94.970 93.980 13.990 16.570 +18,4% Jan - Feb '24
Slovakia 37.660 38.350 38.210 39.200 37.540 37.130 5.730 6.370 +11,2% Jan - Feb '24
Slovenia 16.540 16.100 15.800 15.730 16.000 15.710 2.350 2.750 +17,0% Jan - Feb '24
Spain 244.070 196.090 188.600 201.090 186.040 185.090 29.730 30.560 +2,8% Jan - Feb '24
Sweden 81.950 80.440 83.490 84.190 78.460 79.430 13.040 13.300 +2,0% Jan - Feb '24
TOTAL EU-27 9.070.916 9.159.958 9.389.060 9.504.324 9.477.802 9.614.500 777.326 803.526 (e) +3,4% Jan '24
y-o-y % +1,0% +2,5% +1,2% -0,3% +1,4%      
(e) estimated data
(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, CSO, ISTAT, BLE, 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 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 Jan 2024
Production [D7121] (P) 9.004 9.071 9.160 9.389 9.504 9.478 9.615 804
Production of Processed Cheese [D7200] (P2) 584(e) 624(e) 629(e) 603(e) 604(e) 583(e) n.d. n.d.
Imports (I) 191 197 195 223 197 188 175 15
Exports (E) 1.275 1.279 1.244 1.402 1.386 1.334 1.382 104
Apparent Domestic Consumption (P + P2 + I - E ) 8.504 8.612 8.741 8.813 8.919 8.914 8.407 715
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