GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Uk Cheese Industry Statistics

The UK cheese industry produces over 700 different varieties of cheese, with annual production exceeding 450,000 tons.

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"The UK cheese industry is worth around £2.8bn."

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"Cheddar is the most popular cheese in the UK, with 55% of people buying it regularly."

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"In 2020, the UK exported around 167,000 tonnes of cheese."

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"The UK cheese consumption was 614,000 tonnes in 2020."

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"The UK produced approximately 448,000 tonnes of cheese in 2019."

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"In 2020, the UK consumed approximately 405,000 tons of Cheddar cheese."

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"The UK cheese market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 2.3% from 2020 to 2025."

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"Supermarkets are the most popular place to buy cheese in the UK, with about 77.2% of sales."

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"The cheese industry supports over 10,000 jobs in the UK."

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"In 2020, shoppers spent an additional £152.5m on cheese."

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"In 2019, 78% of the UK's households purchased cheese."

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"Industrial cheese (such as, cheese used for pizzas, sauces, sandwiches etc.) takes up 44% of the UK cheese market."

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"10% of the cheese manufactured in the UK is Blue cheese."

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"The average person in the UK eats about 10 kg of cheese each year."

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"Retail sales of cheese in the UK reached approximately £2.6 billion in 2020."

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"85% of the cheese consumed in the UK is made in the country."

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"The average price of cheese in the UK was £7.81 per kilogram in 2020."

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