Which Country Produces the Most Cheese?

Cheese Production (All Kinds) (kt), 2014
Agriculture | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 107 countries in 2014, USA ranked the highest in cheese production with 5,585 kt followed by Germany and France. On the other end of the scale was Georgia with 0.040 kt, Bhutan with 0.061 kt and Malta with 0.169 kt.

Total cheese production reached 20,489 kt in 2014 in the World according to Faostat. This is 0.711 % less than in the previous year and 11.8 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total cheese production reached an all time high of 20,723 kt in 2011 and an all time low of 5,411 kt in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 2.54 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, USA, accounted for 27.3 % of cheese production in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 49.8 % share while the ten largest countries some 75.2 % in 2014.

Data for more countries are available at Cheese Production (All Kinds) indicator page.

Cheese Production (All Kinds) Unit 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Argentina kt 491 508 520 536 564
Australia kt 361 342 349 339 340
Canada kt 396 404 414 404 407
Czech Republic kt 125 123 132 130 132
Denmark kt 332 321 292 275 303
Egypt kt 640 645 642 634 639
France kt 1,862 1,844 1,909 1,931 1,892
Germany kt 2,001 2,065 2,142 2,171 2,233
Italy kt 1,147 1,157 1,265 1,257 1,291
Netherlands kt 722 712 753 750 764
New Zealand kt 288 308 268 270 321
Poland kt 594 634 664 680 719
Russia kt 602 614 603 602 621
USA kt 4,851 4,926 5,093 5,162 5,298
United Kingdom kt 343 360 373 391 393