Key Market Indicators
Cheese consumption is on the rise, growing at an average rate of 0.8% year on year. This year, demand is expected to reach 1.2 billion kilograms, up from 1.1 billion kilograms in 2020. France, the United Kingdom and Germany are the top cheese consumers, ranked second, third and fourth respectively. German cheese production is also on the rise, increasing at an average rate of 0.7% year on year since 1966. This year, German production is estimated to reach 2.5 million metric tons, overtaking the United States at 2.4 million metric tons. Germany, France and Italy are the largest cheese producers, ranked second, third and fourth respectively.