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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 2004 2009 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 ± % on
2018
± % on
2017
January 263.487 256.014 287.153 282.141 297.493 307.641 326.946 320.858 -1,9% +4,3%
February 256.779 239.501 267.948 259.834 288.521 289.230 302.362 300.897 -0,5% +4,0%
March 278.070 270.706 300.598 294.974 312.756 328.991 337.991 340.210 +0,7% +3,4%
April 270.012 261.155 291.564 288.204 303.498 320.158 329.333 330.507 +0,4% +3,2%
May 272.947 259.656 293.847 296.787 302.761 322.965 330.436 334.267 +1,2% +3,5%
June 251.025 243.127 272.452 279.919 281.821 297.888 304.229 309.360 +1,7% +3,9%
July 247.813 238.968 274.990 264.789 280.040 300.477 304.689
August 243.771 230.181 266.309 262.551 279.184 289.158 288.815
September 240.615 224.464 253.087 253.965 266.618 285.738 281.548
October 251.680 236.667 259.595 266.599 281.318 299.643 294.611
November 244.288 235.505 257.559 265.966 278.414 295.164 290.008
December 260.015 250.440 272.621 286.924 297.441 313.521 308.733
Jan-Jun 1.592.320 1.530.159 1.713.562 1.701.859 1.786.850 1.866.873 1.931.297 1.936.099
% y-o-y ¹ +6,9% -3,9% +12,0% -0,7% +5,0% +4,5% +3,5% +0,2%
Total Year 3.080.502 2.946.384 3.297.723 3.302.653 3.469.865 3.650.574 3.699.701
% y-o-y ¹ +7,6% -4,4% +11,9% +0,1% +5,1% +5,2% +1,3%
Last Update: 16-07-2019
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 Parmigiano Reggiano
  = Min Production in the last 5 years
  = Max Production in the last 5 years