Swiss cheese trade in 2020

Date: 02.02.2021Source: SCM / TCM

According to TSM Treuhand and Switzerland Cheese Marketing, Switzerland exported 77,124 tons of cheese in 2020, 1.6% more than in the previous year. The value of exported goods increased by 3.9% to CHF 694m, due to higher volumes and prices. On average, a kilogram of export cheese cost CHF 9.19 (2019: CHF 8.97).


The EU took 80% of Swiss cheese exports, Germany bought 32,926 tons, Italy 10,533 tons and France 5,839 tons.


Switzerland imported 71,664 tons of cheese, 11.7% more than in 2019, with the value of goods amounting to CHF 452m  (+ 4.2%). On average, a kilogram of imported cheese cost CHF 6.31. Most imports came from Italy (25,594 t, +12.2%), Germany (19,580 t, +13.8%) and France (13,490 t, +6.9%).


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