Cheese Markets in Europe, Premium Report (23 countries)

Cheese Markets in Europe, Premium Report (23 countries)

  • November 2019 •
  • 390 pages •
  • Report ID: 5979677 •
  • Format: PDF

Report Description

** The Cheese Market in Europe (23 countries) **H

Market demand for years 2013, 2017, 2018 and forecasts for years 2019, 2020 and 2021. Company market shares and brands for 2019 and continuously updated.

An ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION matching the data in the Report is also available to FFT’s CONTINOUSLY UPDATED online database for 5 User Accounts, includng PDF and EXCEL tables.


3 Individual Product Markets in each country covered: Fresh cheese, Natural cheese, Processed cheese.

23 Country Markets: Austria, Belgium/Lux, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom (excludes 3 Baltic States and Slovenia).

69 Product and Country Markets - being 3 Single Product Markets (Market Groups not counted) times 23 countries above.


A complete quantitative, hard data demand and supply analysis of final human consumption in the country and product markets covered. All product markets are carefully defined so as to be comparable across all countries.

69 markets, 575 companies and 1011 company markets shares and brands are assessed by country, company and product for your business planning, marketing campaigns and merger & acquisition projects. Own label, branded, unbranded and artisanal shares are also provided.

Based on FFT’s international food and drink markets database, now in its 26th year, the report includes (see detailed Table of Contents for more):

* Separate Foodservice and Retail Market data are given by volume and value, and by product and country, hence providing complete coverage of the final human consumption

* Up to the Top-10 holding companies by market share by product, country and region

* A complete alphabetic listing of all holding companies together with their key subsidiaries, market shares, and brands by product and country.

* Own label, branded, unbranded and artisanal market shares

A unique strategic vision of the 23-country European market is presented, in particular identifying the numerous companies present together with their market shares and major brands by country and product. Standard data tables for each product provide a 23-country panorama of companies’ strengths (market shares by country and for the region) and presence (number of country and product markets in which present).


This report entails a fully up-to-date mapping of the market providing valuable support to strategic marketing decisions, in particular regarding:

* Strategic Planning

* Marketing & Sales

* Mergers and Acquisitions

* Market Opportunities & Risks

* Companies Strengths & Weaknesses


Retail, Foodservice and Total Historical and Forecast Demand - by volume and by value for 2013, 2017 and 2018 , as well as forecasts for 2019, 2020 and 2021.

Historical Trend - % growth by volume and value for 2013 - 2018.

Forecast Growth - % growth by volume and value for 2019 - 2021

Supply structure in each product and in each country in 2019: producer shares, own label share, branded share, unbranded share and artisanal share (own made for own sale, e.g. independent bakers).

Major brands listed by country, product, holding or independent companies and subsidiaries.

Company Profiles. All holding companies identified are listed alphabetically with their key subsidiaries by country, detailing the product markets in which the latest market shares have been identified. The overall share in the market covered is provided. The estimated percent contribution of each product to final (retail + foodservice) sales is also provided.


The report is produced at time of order from the updated database, and consists essentially of hard data provided in the form of flow charts and data tables.

The standard PDF report delivered by e-mail can be printed and then photocopied recto-verso, and is designed to then drop into a 4-ring folder as a complete report, including cover, table of contents, etc. Electronic Excel file can be provided by FFT on request.


Any combination of countries, products and demand and supply data possible.

Over 160 products and product categories covered in each of these countries:

Europe, including Western and Central Europe, Russia and Turkey, 23 countries covered.

North America: Canada, Mexico, USA.

The BRIC countries: Brazil, China, India and Russia


Abstract - The Cheese Market in Europe
FFT Premium Report, November 27, 2019

This report provides a 45-page EXECUTIVE SUMMARY providing detailed analysis of demand and supply comparing the merits of the 69 individual country & product markets covered, and features 28 graphs and 7 tables.
The supporting 298-page MAIN REPORT provides the underlying hard data by product & country for market demand (volume and value, retail and foodservice), and for supply (company market shares and brands).

DELIVERY: On payment by credit card, email delivery is immediate. The Executive Summary is in pdf, and the Main Report in both pdf and excel. Both are also loaded to the client User Account.

>>> This total market grew by 2.6% annually from 2013 to 2018 to reach Euro 83.3 billion in 2018.
>>> Expenditure per capita for this total market in 2018 was Euro 127.1 per capita.
>>> The Foodservice market in 2018 made up 15.4% of this total market by value.

>>> Europe is forecast to grow at an average annual 2.22%, equivalent to an overall change of 11.6% over the five-year forecast period.
For all the 69 country & product markets covered, historical (2013, 2017 & 2018) and forecast demand data (2019, 2020 & 2021) are provided for the retail, foodservice and total markets by volume and value, together with comparative analysis of all markets, including by per capita consumption and expenditure.

This report presents a strategic vison of the major multi-country players as well as all the significant players in each country. 404 holding companies and 120 key subsidiaries are identified, covering each of the 3 country and product markets presented, together with 940 market shares and matching brands.

The Top-10 Players supply 51.8% of this market.

The leading company by market share value is Lactalis with a 16.6% share, followed by Bel (6.7%) and Arla (5.7%). This unique strategic company compilation is drawn from FFT’s online database (10,000+ companies, 25,000+ market shares).

In the total 69 country & product markets covered (full detail in main report).

1. Lactalis (16.6%) in 58 markets.
2. Bel (6.7%) in 46 markets.
3. Arla (5.7%) in 38 markets.
4. Sodiaal (5.6%) in 12 markets.
5. Soparind Bongrain (5.6%) in 13 markets.
6. Mondelez (4.1%) in 36 markets.
7. Friesland Campina (2.4%) in 21 markets.
8. Bongrain (1.9%) in 25 markets. 9. DMK (1.9%) in 10 markets.
10. Hochland (1.3%) in 23 markets.

* Artisanal, if present, refers to total of "Own produced for own sale" suppliers, e.g. independent bakers.

No. of Country Markets - 23 †
No. of Product Markets - 3 *
Total No. Ctry/Prod Markets - 69
No. of Holding Companies+ - 404
No. of Key Subsidiaries - 120
No. of Co. Market Shares - 940

† Countries: Austria, Belgium/Lux, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

* Products: Fresh Vegetables, Canned Vegetables, Frozen Vegetables, Chilled Vegetables

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