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Italy: Cheese Market Overview 2021

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Cheese Market Size in Italy

In 2019, the Italian cheese market increased by X% to $X, rising for the third year in a row after two years of decline. In general, consumption continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the market hit record highs at $X in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2019, consumption failed to regain the momentum.

Cheese Production in Italy

In value terms, cheese production reached $X in 2019 estimated in export prices. The total output value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2007 to 2019; the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations in certain years. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2008 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Cheese production peaked at $X in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2019, production stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Cheese Exports

Exports from Italy

In 2019, the amount of cheese exported from Italy expanded significantly to X tonnes, surging by X% against the year before. Overall, total exports indicated a prominent increase 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 2011 when exports increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, exports attained the peak figure in 2019 and are expected to retain growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, cheese exports rose rapidly to $X in 2019. Over the period under review, total exports indicated resilient growth from 2007 to 2019: its value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the last twelve years. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2019 figures, exports increased by +X% against 2015 indices. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011 when exports increased by X% year-to-year. Exports peaked in 2019 and are expected to retain growth in years to come.

Exports by Country

France (X tonnes), Germany (X tonnes) and the UK (X tonnes) were the main destinations of cheese exports from Italy, with a combined X% share of total exports. These countries were followed by the U.S., Spain, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands, Japan, Sweden, Poland and Denmark, which together accounted for a further X 2007 to 2019, the biggest increases were in Poland, while shipments for the other leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.

In value terms, the largest markets for cheese exported from Italy were France ($X), Germany ($X) and the U.S. ($X), together comprising X% of total exports. The UK, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Japan, Sweden, Denmark and Poland lagged somewhat behind, together accounting for a further X saw the highest rates of growth with regard to the value of exports, among the main countries of destination 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, flattening at the previous year. In general, the export price, however, recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2008 an increase of X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, average export prices attained the peak figure at $X per tonne in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2019, export prices failed to regain the momentum.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest price was the U.S. ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to Belgium ($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 Spain, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced more modest paces of growth.

Cheese Imports

Imports into Italy

In 2019, the amount of cheese imported into Italy amounted to X tonnes, with an increase of X% against the year before. The total import volume increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2007 to 2019; the trend pattern remained relatively stable, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being observed in certain years. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013 when imports increased by X% y-o-y. Imports peaked in 2019 and are expected to retain growth in the immediate term.

In value terms, cheese imports dropped slightly to $X in 2019. Overall, imports saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2011 when imports increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, imports hit record highs at $X in 2013; however, from 2014 to 2019, imports failed to regain the momentum.

Imports by Country

In 2019, Germany (X tonnes) constituted the largest cheese supplier to Italy, accounting for a X% share of total imports. Moreover, cheese imports from Germany exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest supplier, France (X tonnes), fivefold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Belgium (X tonnes), with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume from Germany was relatively modest. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: France (+X% per year) and Belgium (+X% per year).

In value terms, Germany ($X) constituted the largest supplier of cheese to Italy, comprising X% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by France ($X), with a X% share of total imports. It was followed by the Netherlands, with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual growth rate of value from Germany was relatively modest. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: France (-X% per year) and the Netherlands (+X% per year).

Import Prices by Country

In 2019, the average cheese import price amounted to $X per tonne, with a decrease of -X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the import price continues to indicate a mild slump. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2017 an increase of X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, average import prices reached the maximum at $X per tonne in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2019, import prices stood at a somewhat lower figure.

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

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Spain, 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 country with the largest volume of cheese consumption was the U.S. (6.1M tonnes), 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. The third position in this ranking was occupied by France (1.6M tonnes), 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 Italy?
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In value terms, Germany ($912M) constituted the largest supplier of cheese to Italy, comprising 45% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by France ($210M), with a 10% share of total imports. It was followed by the Netherlands, with a 6.8% share.
What are the leading importers of cheese from Italy?
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In value terms, the largest markets for cheese exported from Italy were France ($630M), Germany ($597M) and the U.S. ($369M), with a combined 47% share of total exports. The UK, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Japan, Sweden, Denmark and Poland lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 36%.
What is the average export price for cheese in Italy?
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The average cheese export price stood at $7,542 per tonne in 2019, almost unchanged from the previous year.
What is the average import price for cheese in Italy?
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In 2019, the average cheese import price amounted to $3,818 per tonne, declining by -3% 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 Italy. 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:
• Italy

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