Which Country Produces the Most Goats' Cheese?

Production of Cheese (Goats' Milk) (tonnes), 2014
Agriculture | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 36 countries in 2014, South Sudan ranked the highest in production of cheese (goats' milk with 110,750 tonnes followed by France and Sudan. On the other end of the scale was Malta with 7.00 tonnes, Turkey with 73.0 tonnes and Kazakhstan with 375 tonnes.

Total production of cheese (goats' milk reached 460,524 tonnes in 2014 in the World according to Faostat. This is 1.43 % less than in the previous year and 2.84 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total production of cheese (goats' milk reached an all time high of 467,456 tonnes in 2005 and an all time low of 261,824 tonnes in 1972. The average annual growth amounted to 0.919 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, South Sudan, accounted for 24.0 % of production of cheese (goats' milk in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 58.5 % share while the ten largest countries some 95.7 % in 2014.

Data for more countries are available at Production of Cheese (Goats' Milk) indicator page.

Production of Cheese (Goats' Milk) Unit 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Afghanistan tonnes 10,152 10,170 10,080 10,800 10,620
China tonnes 7,440 7,650 7,800 7,950 8,250
France tonnes 89,800 93,700 95,717 100,244 90,500
Greece tonnes 48,000 40,000 40,000 40,000 40,000
Iran tonnes 33,837 36,698 33,842 25,683 21,919
Mexico tonnes 16,867 16,867 16,700 16,700 16,032
Niger tonnes 28,671 29,818 28,855 30,009 31,209
South Sudan tonnes ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 110,750
Spain tonnes 40,800 37,900 37,400 33,500 32,300
Sudan tonnes ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 75,000
Syria tonnes 5,000 5,000 7,000 7,200 7,000
Tajikistan tonnes 14,700 15,510 16,440 17,400 19,590
Ukraine tonnes 6,250 5,750 6,000 6,250 6,250
Uzbekistan tonnes 5,250 7,050 7,625 8,800 10,000
Yemen tonnes 4,932 5,228 5,546 5,613 6,037