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US: Cheese Production

This page contains:

  • a chart illustrating production trends over the last three years.
  • a table giving us an overview of monthly production, expressed in pounds, over a given period.
  • a chart comparing data for annual cheese production in the US and wholesale market price trends, as recorded by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and converted into Euros, over a given time period;
  • two graphs showing the annual and the cumulative monthly Cheese production trend in the EU-28 and U.S.

N.B.:

We highlight the situation in the US for a number of reasons:
  1. more than 25% of the world's cheese production is located in the United States and the industry is enjoying continuous growth;
  2. with more milk available than anywhere else in the world (and therefore a guaranteed constant supply throughout the year) and thanks to considerable investment in research and development, the US cheese industry is able to cope with the growing demand from both the national and international markets;
  3. an appetite for new product varieties allows the American industry greater market share with more than 400 types of cheese. This selection ranges from the more common varieties (Mozzarella, Cheddar, Cream Cheese) to the most famous original American cheese, Monterey Jack.
Cheese production is concentrated in the following areas of the US:
  • Wisconsin is the largest producer, representing more than 25 percent of domestic production,
  • Northeastern States, California and the Northwest (Washington and Idaho),
  • finally, in the South, Texas and New Mexico, with the brand new Clovis site, North America's largest cheddar cheese production plant.

(May 2010)
Visit the page: Cheese Stocks - US
Month 2007 2012 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 ± % on
2021
± % on
2020
January 828.272 911.773 1.060.944 1.103.315 1.116.768 1.123.720 1.143.106 1.172.006 +2,5% +4,3%
February 758.948 860.555 958.353 997.123 1.003.603 1.032.048 1.047.673 1.105.338 +5,5% +7,1%
March 847.697 955.646 1.069.805 1.112.430 1.121.984 1.120.290 1.183.382 1.210.085 +2,3% +8,0%
April 809.613 898.525 1.057.075 1.079.128 1.084.774 1.050.274 1.154.601 1.158.689 +0,4% +10,3%
May 832.102 918.193 1.074.670 1.085.293 1.105.607 1.099.121 1.163.223 1.184.113 +1,8% +7,7%
June 799.655 901.248 1.044.006 1.065.785 1.069.260 1.119.446 1.126.772 1.152.476 +2,3% +3,0%
July 806.048 882.638 1.052.002 1.086.833 1.087.613 1.109.383 1.145.699 1.151.219 +0,5% +3,8%
August 803.678 891.249 1.045.340 1.086.733 1.113.496 1.089.981 1.148.755 1.150.434 +0,1% +5,5%
September 783.641 870.591 1.026.816 1.058.808 1.080.527 1.103.227 1.134.384 1.140.031 +0,5% +3,3%
October 832.200 930.382 1.082.448 1.153.953 1.137.950 1.135.621 1.152.102 1.167.906(p) +1,4% +2,8%
November 821.521 914.251 1.065.705 1.095.802 1.093.182 1.101.813 1.130.406
December 853.410 951.190 1.102.798 1.112.173 1.122.522 1.154.716 1.176.463
Jan-Oct 8.101.854 9.020.800 10.471.459 10.829.401 10.921.582 10.983.111 11.399.697 11.592.297
% y-o-y ¹ +14,3% +11,3% +16,1% +3,4% +0,9% +0,6% +3,8% +1,7%
Total Year 9.776.785 10.886.241 12.639.962 13.037.376 13.137.286 13.239.640 13.706.566
% y-o-y ¹ +14,4% +11,3% +16,1% +3,1% +0,8% +0,8% +3,5%
Last Update: 03-12-2022
1) change from the same period of previous year , except for years 2007, 2012, 2017, where the change is from the same period 5 years ago
*: Conversion ratio: 1 Kg = 2.2046 lb
(p) = provisional
Source: National Agricultural Statistics Service
  = Min Production in the last 5 years
  = Max Production in the last 5 years
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