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Belgium: Cheese Market Overview 2021

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Cheese Market Size in Belgium

In 2019, the Belgian cheese market increased by X% to $X, rising for the third year in a row after two years of decline. Over the period under review, consumption showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2008 with an increase of X% year-to-year. As a result, consumption attained the peak level of $X. From 2009 to 2019, the growth of the market failed to regain the momentum.

Cheese Production in Belgium

In value terms, cheese production declined slightly to $X in 2019 estimated in export prices. Overall, production saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Cheese production peaked at $X in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2019, production stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Cheese Exports

Exports from Belgium

In 2019, approx. X tonnes of cheese were exported from Belgium; increasing by X% on 2018 figures. Over the period under review, total exports indicated tangible growth from 2007 to 2019: its volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last twelve-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, exports increased by +X% against 2008 indices. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2016 when exports increased by X% y-o-y. Exports peaked in 2019 and are likely to see steady growth in years to come.

In value terms, cheese exports reached $X in 2019. The total export value increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2007 to 2019; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013 when exports increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, exports hit record highs in 2019 and are expected to retain growth in years to come.

Exports by Country

The Netherlands (X tonnes), France (X tonnes) and Italy (X tonnes) were the main destinations of cheese exports from Belgium, together comprising X% of total exports.

From 2007 to 2019, the biggest increases were in France, while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the Netherlands ($X), France ($X) and Italy ($X) constituted the largest markets for cheese exported from Belgium worldwide, together comprising X% of total exports.

In terms of the main countries of destination, France saw the highest growth rate of the value of exports, over the period under review, while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Export Prices by Country

The average cheese export price stood at $X per tonne in 2019, waning by -X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the export price showed a mild reduction. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2008 when the average export price increased by X% year-to-year. As a result, export price attained the peak level of $X per tonne. From 2009 to 2019, the growth in terms of the average export prices remained at a lower figure.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest price was Luxembourg ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to Spain ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to the Netherlands, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced a decline.

Cheese Imports

Imports into Belgium

Cheese imports into Belgium expanded markedly to X tonnes in 2019, with an increase of X% compared with the previous year's figure. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2007 to 2019; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations being observed throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2016 when imports increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, imports attained the maximum in 2019 and are expected to retain growth in years to come.

In value terms, cheese imports declined slightly to $X in 2019. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2007 to 2019; the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations being observed in certain years. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2008 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, imports attained the maximum at $X in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2019, imports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Imports by Country

The Netherlands (X tonnes), France (X tonnes) and Germany (X tonnes) were the main suppliers of cheese imports to Belgium, with a combined X% share of total imports. Italy, Denmark and Ireland lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further X 2007 to 2019, the biggest increases were in Denmark, while purchases for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the Netherlands ($X), France ($X) and Germany ($X) appeared to be the largest cheese suppliers to Belgium, with a combined X% share of total imports. Italy, Denmark and Ireland lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further X the main suppliers, Denmark saw the highest growth rate of the value of imports, over the period under review, while purchases for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Import Prices by Country

In 2019, the average cheese import price amounted to $X per tonne, shrinking by -X% against the previous year. In general, the import price showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2008 when the average import price increased by X% against the previous year. As a result, import price attained the peak level of $X per tonne. From 2009 to 2019, the growth in terms of the average import prices failed to regain the momentum.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major supplying countries. In 2019, the country with the highest price was France ($X per tonne), while the price for Germany ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by France, while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced a decline.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for cheese in the world?
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The U.S. (6.1M tonnes) constituted the country with the largest volume of cheese consumption, accounting for 24% of total volume. Moreover, cheese consumption in the U.S. exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, Germany (3M tonnes), twofold. France (1.6M tonnes) ranked third in terms of total consumption with a 6.4% share.
What are the largest producers of cheese in the world?
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The countries with the highest volumes of cheese production in 2019 were the U.S. (6.3M tonnes), Germany (3.5M tonnes) and France (1.9M tonnes), together accounting for 46% of global production. These countries were followed by Italy, Poland, the Netherlands, Argentina, Russia, the Czech Republic, Egypt, the UK, Canada and Sudan, which together accounted for a further 27%.
What are the leading suppliers of cheese to Belgium?
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In value terms, the Netherlands ($545M), France ($499M) and Germany ($218M) were the largest cheese suppliers to Belgium, together accounting for 82% of total imports. Italy, Denmark and Ireland lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 13%.
What are the leading importers of cheese from Belgium?
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In value terms, the Netherlands ($293M), France ($171M) and Italy ($117M) constituted the largest markets for cheese exported from Belgium worldwide, with a combined 56% share of total exports.
What is the average export price for cheese in Belgium?
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In 2019, the average cheese export price amounted to $4,138 per tonne, with a decrease of -3% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for cheese in Belgium?
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In 2019, the average cheese import price amounted to $4,505 per tonne, waning by -7.8% against the previous year.

Product coverage:
• FCL 901 - Cheese from Whole Cow Milk
• FCL 904 - Cheese from Skimmed Cow Milk
• FCL 905 - Whey Cheese
• FCL 907 - Processed Cheese
• FCL 955 - Cheese of Buffalo Milk
• FCL 984 - Cheese of Sheep Milk
• FCL 1021 - Cheese of Goat Milk

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the cheese market in Belgium. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2025.


Country coverage:
• Belgium

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Trade (exports and imports) in Belgium
• Export and import prices
• Market trends, drivers and restraints
• Key market players and their profiles

Reasons to buy this report:
• Take advantage of the latest data
• Find deeper insights into current market developments
• Discover vital success factors affecting the market
This report is designed for manufacturers, distributors, importers, and wholesalers, as well as for investors, consultants and advisors.

In this report, you can find information that helps you to make informed decisions on the following issues:
1. How to diversify your business and benefit from new market opportunities
2. How to load your idle production capacity
3. How to boost your sales on overseas markets
4. How to increase your profit margins
5. How to make your supply chain more sustainable
6. How to reduce your production and supply chain costs
7. How to outsource production to other countries
8. How to prepare your business for global expansion
While doing this research, we combine the accumulated expertise of our analysts and the capabilities of artificial intelligence. The AI-based platform, developed by our data scientists, constitutes the key working tool for business analysts, empowering them to discover deep insights and ideas from the marketing data.
1. INTRODUCTION

Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business

1.1
REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3
DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4
GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

2.1
KEY FINDINGS
2.2
MARKET TRENDS
3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
MARKET STRUCTURE
3.3
TRADE BALANCE
3.4
PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION
3.5
MARKET FORECAST TO 2030
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

4.1
TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2
BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
4.3
MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4
MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5
MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT
5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

5.1
TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2
TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.4
LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

6.1
TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2
TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3
UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4
TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5
MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS
7. PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION VOLUME AND VALUE
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Import Supplying Countries

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2019
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Destinations for Exports

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2019
9.2
EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3
EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles

LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2019
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2019
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption In 2007–2019
Table 5:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 6:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 7:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2019
Table 8:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 9:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 10:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2019
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2019
Figure 3:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 4:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 5:
Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 6:
Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 7:
Per Capita Consumption, 2007–2019
Figure 8:
Market Forecast To 2025
Figure 9:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 10:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 11:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 12:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 13:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 14:
Exports And Growth
Figure 15:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 16:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 17:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 18:
Imports And Growth
Figure 19:
Import Prices
Figure 20:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 21:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 23:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 24:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2019
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 27:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2019
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 29:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 30:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2019
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 33:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2019

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