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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 2006 2011 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 ± % on
2020
± % on
2019
January 782.370 883.505 1.025.653 1.060.944 1.103.315 1.116.768 1.124.768 1.135.567 +1,0% +1,7%
February 719.610 804.608 947.534 958.353 997.123 1.003.603 1.032.907 1.043.505 +1,0% +4,0%
March 820.058 912.213 1.028.623 1.069.805 1.112.430 1.121.984 1.121.446 1.175.369(p) +4,8% +4,8%
April 792.781 883.323 1.003.160 1.057.075 1.079.128 1.084.774 1.051.959
May 818.856 912.334 1.010.684 1.074.670 1.085.293 1.105.607 1.101.211
June 794.811 889.049 998.421 1.044.006 1.065.785 1.069.260 1.121.598
July 774.059 854.879 1.020.845 1.052.002 1.086.833 1.087.613 1.110.115
August 793.351 861.860 1.006.841 1.045.340 1.086.733 1.113.496 1.091.546
September 790.683 867.880 991.449 1.026.816 1.058.808 1.080.527 1.104.235
October 811.597 899.147 1.052.206 1.082.448 1.153.953 1.137.950 1.136.863
November 796.693 895.632 1.029.164 1.065.705 1.095.802 1.093.182 1.102.292
December 829.698 930.576 1.066.963 1.102.798 1.112.173 1.122.522 1.154.483
Jan-Mar 2.322.038 2.600.326 3.001.810 3.089.102 3.212.868 3.242.355 3.279.121 3.354.441
% y-o-y ¹ +13,0% +12,0% +15,4% +2,9% +4,0% +0,9% +1,1% +2,3%
Total Year 9.524.567 10.595.006 12.181.543 12.639.962 13.037.376 13.137.286 13.253.423
% y-o-y ¹ +15,3% +11,2% +15,0% +3,8% +3,1% +0,8% +0,9%
Last Update: 05-05-2021
1) change from the same period of previous year , except for years 2006, 2011, 2016, 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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