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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 2004 2009 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 ± % on
2018
± % on
2017
January 363.220 396.216 442.836 437.554 448.038 456.414 472.837 468.126 -1,0% +2,6%
February 362.550 382.400 424.681 411.566 442.728 436.994 449.592 446.582 -0,7% +2,2%
March 400.027 437.691 486.481 466.983 489.840 497.055 507.704 504.197 -0,7% +1,4%
April 392.514 422.874 476.647 457.479 477.127 480.821 490.366 496.110 +1,2% +3,2%
May 390.313 411.792 469.681 454.580 460.722 467.900 475.934 493.998 +3,8% +5,6%
June 349.844 376.333 426.387 421.671 418.839 401.923 404.540 442.645 +9,4% +10,1%
July 313.550 341.872 384.725 352.261 351.729 337.548 353.587 365.416 +3,3% +8,3%
August 286.698 297.247 352.623 337.571 342.758 327.334 297.321 364.920 +22,7% +11,5%
September 283.049 242.439 304.088 318.708 291.253 312.765 287.673 334.364 +16,2% +6,9%
October 316.089 264.384 325.273 356.222 337.888 370.542 363.449 389.448 +7,2% +5,1%
November 324.260 294.923 337.543 364.647 360.643 380.751 373.933 391.618 +4,7% +2,9%
December 365.148 359.749 409.054 422.687 438.027 472.007 456.060
Jan-Nov 3.782.114 3.868.171 4.430.965 4.379.242 4.421.565 4.470.047 4.476.936 4.697.424
% y-o-y ¹ +10,4% +2,3% +14,5% -1,2% +1,0% +1,1% +0,2% +4,9%
Total Year 4.147.262 4.227.920 4.840.019 4.801.929 4.859.592 4.942.054 4.932.996
% y-o-y ¹ +10,9% +1,9% +14,5% -0,8% +1,2% +1,7% -0,2%
Last Update: 03-12-2019
1) change from the same period of previous year , except for years 2004, 2009, 2014, where the change is from the same period 5 years ago
**: 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
  = Min Production in the last 5 years
  = Max Production in the last 5 years