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Germany: Cheese Market Overview 2021

Cheese Market Size in Germany

The German cheese market expanded slightly to $X in 2020, rising by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, consumption showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2011 when the market value increased by X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, the market attained the peak level at $X in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2020, consumption failed to regain the momentum.

Cheese Production in Germany

In value terms, cheese production expanded modestly to $X in 2020 estimated in export prices. Overall, production continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Cheese production peaked at $X in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2020, production failed to regain the momentum.

Cheese Exports

Exports from Germany

Cheese exports from Germany totaled X tonnes in 2020, surging by X% on 2019 figures. The total export volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2007 to 2020; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2012 when exports increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, exports reached the peak figure in 2020 and are likely to see gradual growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, cheese exports totaled $X in 2020. The total export value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2007 to 2020; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2017 when exports increased by X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, exports hit record highs at $X in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2020, exports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Exports by Country

Italy (X tonnes), the Netherlands (X tonnes) and France (X tonnes) were the main destinations of cheese exports from Germany, with a combined X% share of total exports. Austria, the UK, Spain, Belgium, Poland, the Czech Republic, Greece, Romania, Hungary and Denmark lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further X 2007 to 2020, the biggest increases were in Romania, while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, Italy ($X), the Netherlands ($X) and France ($X) constituted the largest markets for cheese exported from Germany worldwide, together accounting for X% of total exports. Austria, Spain, Belgium, the UK, Poland, Romania, Greece, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Denmark lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further X terms of the main countries of destination, Romania recorded 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

In 2020, the average cheese export price amounted to $X per tonne, almost unchanged from the previous year. Overall, the export price, however, saw a slight slump. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 an increase of X% year-to-year. The export price peaked at $X per tonne in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2020, export prices failed to regain the momentum.

Average prices varied somewhat for the major overseas markets. In 2020, the highest prices were recorded for prices to Austria ($X per tonne) and France ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to Denmark ($X per tonne) and the Netherlands ($X per tonne) were amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to France, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced a decline.

Cheese Imports

Imports into Germany

In 2020, purchases abroad of cheese increased by X% to X tonnes, rising for the second year in a row after two years of decline. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2007 to 2020; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, imports reached the peak figure in 2020 and are expected to retain growth in the near future.

In value terms, cheese imports rose slightly to $X in 2020. The total import value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2007 to 2020; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011 with an increase of X% year-to-year. Imports peaked in 2020 and are likely to continue growth in the near future.

Imports by Country

In 2020, the Netherlands (X tonnes) constituted the largest supplier of cheese to Germany, accounting for a X% share of total imports. Moreover, cheese imports from the Netherlands exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest supplier, France (X tonnes), twofold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Denmark (X tonnes), with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual growth rate of volume from the Netherlands stood at +X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: France (+X% per year) and Denmark (+X% per year).

In value terms, the largest cheese suppliers to Germany were the Netherlands ($X), France ($X) and Italy ($X), together accounting for X% of total imports. Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Poland and the UK lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further X saw the highest growth rate of the value of imports, among the main suppliers over the period under review, while purchases for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

Import Prices by Country

The average cheese import price stood at $X per tonne in 2020, rising by X% against the previous year. In general, the import price, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 an increase of X% y-o-y. As a result, import price reached the peak level of $X per tonne. from 2009 to 2020, the growth in terms of the average import prices failed to regain the momentum.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of origin; the country with the highest price was Switzerland ($X per tonne), while the price for Poland ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by the UK, while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced mixed trend patterns.

Source: IndexBox Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for cheese in the world?
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The country with the largest volume of cheese consumption was the U.S. (6.4M tonnes), accounting for 26% of total volume. Moreover, cheese consumption in the U.S. exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest consumer, Germany (2.1M tonnes), threefold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by France (1.5M tonnes), with a 6% share.
What are the largest producers of cheese in the world?
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The U.S. (6.7M tonnes) constituted the country with the largest volume of cheese production, accounting for 27% of total volume. Moreover, cheese production in the U.S. exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest producer, Germany (2.5M tonnes), threefold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by France (1.7M tonnes), with a 7% share.
What are the leading suppliers of cheese to Germany?
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In value terms, the Netherlands ($1.3B), France ($884M) and Italy ($604M) constituted the largest cheese suppliers to Germany, together accounting for 60% of total imports. These countries were followed by Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Poland and the UK, which together accounted for a further 33%.
What are the leading importers of cheese from Germany?
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In value terms, Italy ($863M), the Netherlands ($541M) and France ($389M) appeared to be the largest markets for cheese exported from Germany worldwide, together comprising 37% of total exports. Austria, Spain, Belgium, the UK, Poland, Romania, Greece, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Denmark lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 40%.
What is the average export price for cheese in Germany?
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The average cheese export price stood at $3,653 per tonne in 2020, flattening at the previous year.
What is the average import price for cheese in Germany?
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In 2020, the average cheese import price amounted to $5,317 per tonne, growing by 1.9% 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 Germany. 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:
• Germany

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Trade (exports and imports) in Germany
• 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

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 2007–2020
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Destinations for Exports

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2020
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 2020
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption In 2007–2020
Table 5:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 6:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 7:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
Table 8:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 9:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 10:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Figure 3:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 4:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 5:
Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 6:
Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 7:
Per Capita Consumption, 2007–2020
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, 2007–2020
Figure 21:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 22:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 23:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 24:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 27:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
Figure 28:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 29:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 30:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 33:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020

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