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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)

Latteria Soresina Latteria Sociale Mantova Plac Ambrosi Sant Angiolina CONSORZIO LATTERIE VIRGILIO
Agri Piacenza Latte Zanetti Bresciangrana Latterie Vicentine Latte Busche Albiero
Month 2006 2011 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 ± % on
2020
± % on
2019
January 401.115 413.195 448.038 456.414 472.837 468.126 488.991 499.542 +2,2% +6,7%
February 383.357 397.717 442.728 436.994 449.592 446.582 480.152 471.628 -1,8% +5,6%
March 436.223 457.333 489.840 497.055 507.704 504.197 526.982 535.033 +1,5% +6,1%
April 415.521 449.343 477.127 480.821 490.366 496.110 511.132 516.438 +1,0% +4,1%
May 415.395 440.893 460.722 467.900 475.934 493.998 505.352 506.314 +0,2% +2,5%
June 378.058 402.178 418.839 401.923 404.540 442.645 457.311 440.816 -3,6% -0,4%
July 328.042 350.953 351.729 337.548 353.587 365.416 388.776 367.662 -5,4% +0,6%
August 314.779 325.974 342.758 327.334 297.321 364.920 352.235 364.593 +3,5% -0,1%
September 295.093 288.710 291.253 312.765 287.673 334.364 308.318 323.613 +5,0% -3,2%
October 302.726 350.060 337.888 370.542 363.449 389.448 373.755 369.980 -1,0% -5,0%
November 322.099 367.256 360.643 380.751 373.933 391.618 382.334
December 364.473 415.345 438.027 472.007 456.060 467.335 480.113
Jan-Oct 3.670.309 3.876.356 4.060.922 4.089.296 4.103.003 4.305.806 4.393.004 4.395.619
% y-o-y ¹ +12,3% +5,6% +4,8% +0,7% +0,3% +4,9% +2,0% +0,1%
Total Year 4.356.881 4.658.957 4.859.592 4.942.054 4.932.996 5.164.759 5.255.451
% y-o-y ¹ +12,6% +6,9% +4,3% +1,7% -0,2% +4,7% +1,8%
Last Update: 03-11-2021
NOTE: December 2019 figures don't include the 21.946 cheese wheels ruined in the fire of October 24, 2019.
1) change from the same period of previous year , except for years 2006, 2011, 2016, where the change is from the same period 5 years ago
Source: Consorzio per la tutela del Grana Padano
  = Min Production in the last 5 years
  = Max Production in the last 5 years