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EU - Cheese - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights
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EU: Cheese Market 2022

Cheese Market Size in the EU

The EU cheese market stood at $X in 2021, approximately equating the previous year. In general, consumption, however, saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 when the market value increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, the market hit record highs at $X in 2018; however, from 2019 to 2021, consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Cheese Production in the EU

In value terms, cheese production dropped slightly to $X in 2021 estimated in export prices. Overall, production, however, saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2017 when the production volume increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, production attained the maximum level at $X in 2020, and then dropped slightly in the following year.

The countries with the highest volumes of cheese production in 2021 were Germany (X tonnes), France (X tonnes) and Italy (X tonnes), with a combined X% share of total production. These countries were followed by the Netherlands, Poland, Denmark, Spain, Ireland, Austria, Greece, Belgium and the Czech Republic, which together accounted for a further X 2012 to 2021, the biggest increases were in Belgium (+X%), while cheese production for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Production By Country in the EU

The countries with the highest volumes of cheese production in 2021 were Germany (X tonnes), France (X tonnes) and Italy (X tonnes), together comprising X% of total production. These countries were followed by the Netherlands, Poland, Denmark, Spain, Ireland, Austria, Greece, Belgium and the Czech Republic, which together accounted for a further X 2012 to 2021, the biggest increases were in Belgium (+X%), while cheese production for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Cheese Exports

Exports in the EU

For the tenth consecutive year, the European Union recorded growth in shipments abroad of cheese, which increased by X% to X tonnes in 2021. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2012 to 2021; the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2013 when exports increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the exports reached the peak figure in 2021 and are likely to see gradual growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, cheese exports expanded remarkably to $X in 2021. The total export value increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2012 to 2021; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 when exports increased by X% against the previous year. The level of export peaked in 2021 and is expected to retain growth in the near future.

Exports by Country

The shipments of the eleven major exporters of cheese, namely Germany, the Netherlands, France, Italy, Denmark, Poland, Belgium, Ireland, Austria, Spain and Greece, represented more than two-thirds of total export.

From 2012 to 2021, the biggest increases were in Greece (+X%), while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Germany ($X), the Netherlands ($X) and Italy ($X) constituted the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2021, together accounting for X% of total exports. These countries were followed by France, Denmark, Belgium, Ireland, Poland, Austria, Greece and Spain, which together accounted for a further X, with a CAGR of +X%, recorded the highest rates of growth with regard to the value of exports, in terms of the main exporting countries over the period under review, while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Export Prices by Country

The cheese export price in the European Union stood at $X per tonne in 2021, rising by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the export price, however, recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 when the export price increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the export prices attained the peak figure at $X per tonne in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2021, the export prices stood at a somewhat lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major exporting countries. In 2021, the country with the highest price was Italy ($X per tonne), while Poland ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2012 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Ireland (+X%), while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Cheese Imports

Imports in the EU

Cheese imports rose slightly to X tonnes in 2021, picking up by X% on the previous year. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2012 to 2021; the trend pattern remained consistent, with only minor fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2013 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, imports attained the peak figure in 2021 and are likely to continue growth in years to come.

In value terms, cheese imports expanded remarkably to $X in 2021. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2012 to 2021; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with only minor fluctuations in certain years. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2013 when imports increased by X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, imports reached the peak figure in 2021 and are likely to see gradual growth in the immediate term.

Imports by Country

In 2021, Germany (X tonnes), distantly followed by Italy (X tonnes), France (X tonnes), the Netherlands (X tonnes), Belgium (X tonnes) and Spain (X tonnes) represented the key importers of cheese, together achieving X% of total imports. Greece (X tonnes), Sweden (X tonnes), Austria (X tonnes), the Czech Republic (X tonnes), Poland (X tonnes), Denmark (X tonnes) and Romania (X tonnes) followed a long way behind the leaders.

From 2012 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of purchases, amongst the main importing countries, was attained by Romania (+X%), while imports for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Germany ($X) constitutes the largest market for imported cheese in the European Union, comprising X% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by France ($X), with an X% share of total imports. It was followed by Italy, with a X% share.

In Germany, cheese imports expanded at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2012-2021. In the other countries, the average annual rates were as follows: France (+X% per year) and Italy (+X% per year).

Import Prices by Country

The cheese import price in the European Union stood at $X per tonne in 2021, growing by X% against the previous year. Overall, the import price, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 when the import price increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, import prices hit record highs at $X per tonne in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2021, import prices failed to regain momentum.

Average prices varied somewhat amongst the major importing countries. In 2021, major importing countries recorded the following prices: in Germany ($X per tonne) and Sweden ($X per tonne), while the Netherlands ($X per tonne) and Italy ($X per tonne) were amongst the lowest.

From 2012 to 2021, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Poland (+X%), while the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Source: IndexBox Platform

Base Year Historical Period Forecast Period Units
2021 2007-2021 2022-2030 US$, Tonnes

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for cheese in the the EU?
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The countries with the highest volumes of cheese consumption in 2021 were Germany, France and Italy, together comprising 54% of total consumption. Poland, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Greece, Austria, Romania, Sweden, the Czech Republic and Denmark lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 35%.
What are the largest producers of cheese in the the EU?
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The countries with the highest volumes of cheese production in 2021 were Germany, France and Italy, with a combined 54% share of total production. The Netherlands, Poland, Denmark, Spain, Ireland, Austria, Greece, Belgium and the Czech Republic lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further 37%.
What are the leading suppliers of cheese in the the EU?
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In value terms, Germany, the Netherlands and Italy constituted the countries with the highest levels of exports in 2021, together accounting for 51% of total exports. These countries were followed by France, Denmark, Belgium, Ireland, Poland, Austria, Greece and Spain, which together accounted for a further 41%.
What are the leading importers of cheese in the the EU?
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In value terms, Germany constitutes the largest market for imported cheese in the European Union, comprising 25% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by France, with an 11% share of total imports. It was followed by Italy, with a 10% share.
What is the average export price for cheese in the the EU?
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The cheese export price in the European Union stood at $4,938 per tonne in 2021, picking up by 6.4% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for cheese in the the EU?
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The cheese import price in the European Union stood at $4,742 per tonne in 2021, with an increase of 5.6% against the previous year.

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the cheese market in the EU. 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 2030.


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

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

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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
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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

3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
CONSUMPTION BY COUNTRY
3.3
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
7.2
PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Importers on The Market and How They Succeed

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2021
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Exporters on The Market and How They Succeed

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2021
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

11. COUNTRY PROFILES

The Largest Markets And Their Profiles

• Austria
• Belgium
• Bulgaria
• Croatia
• Cyprus
• Czech Republic
• Denmark
• Estonia
• Finland
• France
• Germany
• Greece
• Hungary
• Ireland
• Italy
• Latvia
• Lithuania
• Luxembourg
• Malta
• Netherlands
• Poland
• Portugal
• Romania
• Slovakia
• Slovenia
• Spain
• Sweden
LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2021
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2021
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2021
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption, By Country, 2015–2021
Table 5:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 6:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 7:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 8:
Import Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2021
Table 9:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 10:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Table 11:
Export Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2021
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2021
Figure 3:
Consumption, By Country, 2021
Figure 4:
Market Forecast To 2030
Figure 5:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 6:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 7:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 8:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 9:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 10:
Exports And Growth
Figure 11:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 12:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 13:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 14:
Imports And Growth
Figure 15:
Import Prices
Figure 16:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 17:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 18:
Production, By Country, 2021
Figure 19:
Production, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 20:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 21:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2021
Figure 23:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 24:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 25:
Import Prices, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 26:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 27:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2021
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2021
Figure 29:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 30:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2021
Figure 31:
Export Prices, 2007–2021
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