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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 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2020 2021 Var % Period
Austria 185.150 194.550 200.640 203.260 205.080 205.690 157.610 163.090 +3,5% Jan - Sep '21
Belgium 95.740 104.340 110.820 106.970 104.870 103.660 76.430 81.780 +7,0% Jan - Sep '21
Bulgaria 66.940 68.460 75.780 79.090 82.830 91.330 69.940 72.050 +3,0% Jan - Sep '21
Croatia 33.580 35.670 34.220 34.240 33.410 31.340 23.740 24.030 +1,2% Jan - Sep '21
Cyprus 600 700 410 650 250 180 120 100 - Jan - Sep '21
Czech Republic 120.670 127.470 133.320 134.900 134.320 147.420 124.460 128.770 +3,5% Jan - Oct '21
Denmark 389.500 428.000 449.900 451.600 457.400 467.700 350.600 344.200 -1,8% Jan - Sep '21
Estonia 43.100 43.300 44.400 44.800 45.500 46.000 34.400 35.500 +3,2% Jan - Sep '21
Finland 88.350 83.750 85.990 87.200 83.590 85.680 71.680 69.080 -3,6% Jan - Oct '21
France 1.783.400 1.731.920 1.723.480 1.704.080 1.695.650 1.671.580 1.112.980 1.135.560 +2,0% Jan - Aug '21
Germany 2.320.390 2.285.330 2.303.670 2.339.376 2.389.288 2.448.640 1.856.194 1.872.818 +0,9% Jan - Sep '21
Greece 29.100 34.800 23.800 21.070 21.900 20.760 15.690 16.760 +6,8% Jan - Sep '21
Hungary 80.100 80.100 87.030 83.280 85.740 93.660 78.700 81.240 +3,2% Jan - Oct '21
Ireland 206.900 204.900 196.200 224.100 269.200 277.800 189.900 181.300 (e)

-4,5% Jan - Aug '21
Italy 1.086.070 1.103.600 1.129.090 1.141.170 1.123.640 1.181.390 872.460 893.730 +2,4% Jan - Sep '21
Latvia 38.400 38.630 46.350 47.390 50.510 51.890 38.580 40.910 +6,0% Jan - Sep '21
Lithuania 100.970 97.500 99.580 101.050 97.850 100.590 84.260 82.590 -2,0% Jan - Oct '21
Luxembourg (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) - Jan - Sep '21
Malta (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) (c) - Jan - Oct '21
Netherlands 845.000 887.900 874.300 878.800 920.800 952.000 711.500 715.200 +0,5% Jan - Sep '21
Poland 784.550 816.130 849.000 865.230 878.950 909.160 680.340 700.880 +3,0% Jan - Sep '21
Portugal 56.890 60.510 61.950 62.730 65.150 62.850 47.590 47.730 +0,3% Jan - Sep '21
Romania 68.930 73.870 77.890 79.710 83.050 85.270 65.600 70.100 +6,9% Jan - Sep '21
Slovakia 31.020 33.390 35.570 37.660 38.350 38.210 32.030 32.880 +2,7% Jan - Oct '21
Slovenia 15.480 15.550 16.930 16.540 16.100 15.800 11.950 11.570 -3,2% Jan - Sep '21
Spain 210.990 223.890 260.790 244.070 196.090 188.600 124.240 135.710 +9,2% Jan - Aug '21
Sweden 90.190 87.220 82.560 81.950 80.440 83.490 63.200 63.780 +0,9% Jan - Sep '21
TOTAL EU-27 8.772.010 8.861.480 9.003.670 9.070.916 9.159.958 9.360.690 6.263.536 6.370.448 (e) +1,7% Jan - Aug '21
y-o-y % +1,0% +1,6% +0,7% +1,0% +2,2%      
(e) estimated data
(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.

UE-27 Balance Sheet: Cheese
'000 tons 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Aug 2021
Production [D7121] (P) 8.513 8.772 8.861 9.004 9.071 9.160 9.361 6.370
Production of Processed Cheese [D7200] (P2) 585(e) 522(e) 580(e) 584(e) 624(e) 629(e) 603(e) n.d.
Imports (I) 180 187 195 191 197 212 222 120
Exports (E) 1.152 1.159 1.231 1.275 1.279 1.348 1.402 919
Apparent Domestic Consumption (P + P2 + I - E ) 8.125 8.322 8.405 8.504 8.612 8.653 8.784 5.572
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