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Italy: Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese Production


This page provides, in a given period of time, the data related to Italian production of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, a P.D.O. high quality product.

N.B.:

The Parmigiano Reggiano is strictly linked to a specific geographical area.

Milk production and its process into cheese takes place in the provinces of Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena, Bologna (on the left side of Reno river) and Mantua (on the right side of Po River). This cheese is produced according to the standards established by "Consorzio di tutela del Parmigiano Reggiano" : Parmigiano-Reggiano wheel bears a seal on the rind, the month and year of production, related cheese factory ...
The production of Parmigiano Reggiano accounts for 18% approx. of milk output in Italy.

The price of Parmigiano Reggiano is quoted weekly on different markets, for example Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena, Mantua, Milan...

The international market registers an increase in the consumption of Parmigiano Reggiano and Grana Padano worldwide (see export)

Parmigiano Reggiano Mulino Alimentare Latteria Mogliese
Production of Parmigiano Reggiano
Number of wheels  
Month 2005 2010 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 ± % on
2019
± % on
2018
January 269.830 259.299 282.141 297.493 307.641 326.946 320.858 335.804 +4,7% +2,7%
February 251.604 242.690 259.834 288.521 289.230 302.362 300.897 326.163 +8,4% +7,9%
March 285.097 275.584 294.974 312.756 328.991 337.991 340.210 354.866 +4,3% +5,0%
April 279.751 270.207 288.204 303.498 320.158 329.333 330.507 341.756 +3,4% +3,8%
May 285.687 273.792 296.787 302.761 322.965 330.436 334.267 347.704 +4,0% +5,2%
June 262.240 251.438 279.919 281.821 297.888 304.229 309.360 327.151 +5,8% +7,5%
July 257.875 237.046 264.789 280.040 300.477 304.689 301.983
August 254.356 237.883 262.551 279.184 289.158 288.815 298.590
September 240.712 230.397 253.965 266.618 285.738 281.548 289.720
October 250.196 242.558 266.599 281.318 299.643 294.611 303.115
November 242.823 240.168 265.966 278.414 295.164 290.008 301.106
December 256.020 257.198 286.924 297.441 313.521 308.733 323.580
Jan-Jun 1.634.209 1.573.010 1.701.859 1.786.850 1.866.873 1.931.297 1.936.099 2.033.444
% y-o-y ¹ +11,5% -3,7% +8,2% +5,0% +4,5% +3,5% +0,2% +5,0%
Total Year 3.136.191 3.018.260 3.302.653 3.469.865 3.650.574 3.699.701 3.754.193
% y-o-y ¹ +10,0% -3,8% +9,4% +5,1% +5,2% +1,3% +1,5%
Last Update: 16-07-2020
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 Parmigiano Reggiano
  = Min Production in the last 5 years
  = Max Production in the last 5 years