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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 2005 2010 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 ± % on
2019
± % on
2018
January 406.697 386.946 437.554 448.038 456.414 472.837 468.126 488.991 +4,5% +3,4%
February 386.545 372.874 411.566 442.728 436.994 449.592 446.582 480.152 +7,5% +6,8%
March 440.157 430.205 466.983 489.840 497.055 507.704 504.197 526.982 +4,5% +3,8%
April 427.590 431.064 457.479 477.127 480.821 490.366 496.110 511.132 +3,0% +4,2%
May 428.397 428.314 454.580 460.722 467.900 475.934 493.998
June 374.792 384.103 421.671 418.839 401.923 404.540 442.645
July 332.474 307.650 352.261 351.729 337.548 353.587 365.416
August 311.018 291.175 337.571 342.758 327.334 297.321 364.920
September 285.043 278.724 318.708 291.253 312.765 287.673 334.364
October 313.926 329.693 356.222 337.888 370.542 363.449 389.448
November 332.614 329.809 364.647 360.643 380.751 373.933 391.618
December 372.609 375.436 422.687 438.027 472.007 456.060 467.335
Jan-Apr 1.660.989 1.621.089 1.773.582 1.857.733 1.871.284 1.920.499 1.915.015 2.007.257
% y-o-y ¹ +17,9% -2,4% +9,4% +4,7% +0,7% +2,6% -0,3% +4,8%
Total Year 4.411.862 4.345.993 4.801.929 4.859.592 4.942.054 4.932.996 5.164.759
% y-o-y ¹ +17,0% -1,5% +10,5% +1,2% +1,7% -0,2% +4,7%
Last Update: 04-05-2020
1) change from the same period of previous year , except for years 2005, 2010, 2015, 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
   
UK trade data for the period Jan - Mar 2020 are provisional