Which Country Produces the Most Sheeps' Cheese?

Production of Cheese (Sheeps' Milk) (tonnes), 2014
Agriculture | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 38 countries in 2014, Greece ranked the highest in production of cheese (sheeps' milk with 125,000 tonnes followed by China and Spain. On the other end of the scale was Poland with 44.0 tonnes, Czech Republic with 52.0 tonnes and Hungary with 86.0 tonnes.

Total production of cheese (sheeps' milk reached 674,601 tonnes in 2014 in the World according to Faostat. This is 2.34 % more than in the previous year and 0.517 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total production of cheese (sheeps' milk reached an all time high of 691,312 tonnes in 2007 and an all time low of 388,887 tonnes in 1961. The average annual growth amounted to 1.04 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, Greece, accounted for 18.5 % of production of cheese (sheeps' milk in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 44.3 % share while the ten largest countries some 82.0 % in 2014.

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

Production of Cheese (Sheeps' 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 11,760 11,880 12,000 12,720 12,660
Bulgaria tonnes 11,000 11,000 11,000 11,500 11,000
China tonnes 108,000 108,000 108,000 108,000 112,000
France tonnes 53,000 57,500 57,301 57,462 28,000
Greece tonnes 121,000 122,000 123,000 125,000 125,000
Iran tonnes 18,000 18,750 18,750 18,750 18,750
Italy tonnes 82,374 66,103 68,447 66,872 67,780
Niger tonnes 25,988 26,893 24,740 25,548 26,442
Portugal tonnes 14,752 13,679 13,011 12,378 11,915
Romania tonnes 24,000 24,000 24,000 24,000 25,500
South Sudan tonnes ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 15,575
Spain tonnes 51,000 54,000 63,888 57,024 62,520
Sudan tonnes ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 11,250
Syria tonnes 64,300 60,620 60,000 60,500 60,700
Turkey tonnes 27,000 26,400 29,000 32,000 36,250