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Facts & figures (English version)

In Bavaria there are about 1.20 million dairy cows, most of the milk is produced in Upper Bavaria and Swabia and Italy is the main export market for Bavarian dairy products. Here you will find the latest figures.



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1. Bavaria by region (milk delivery)

Federal state2015 Quantity [t]Change [%]
Upper Bavaria 2.295.270-1,2
Upper Palatinate1.068.3011,6
Lower Bavaria936.832-2,4
Middle Franconia745.6270,4
Upper Franconia600.3441,9
Lower Franconia213.6940,6
Bavaria overall



Source: Bavarian State Research Centre for Agriculture

2. What products do Bavaria's creameries and cheese dairies produce?

production in creameries and cheese dairies2016 Quantity [t]
Butter milk (products) 15.279
Fermented milk, yoghurt and mixed milk products 1.403.032
Cream (products) 118.362
Cheese, all (except for processed cheese)918.576
Hard, sliced and soft cheese425.542
Pasta-filata-Cheese (e.g. Mozzarella) 185.176
Cream cheese, curd cheese 307.726
Processed cheese/preparations 118.068

Source: Bavarian State Research Centre for Agriculture

3. Dairy cows, producers, dairies, milk quantities

Dairy cows (counted in November)1,20 Mio
Milk suppliers32.100
Creameries (plant locations) 81
Milky delivery to Bavarian creameries (in tonnes)8.780.738

 Quelle: Bayerische Landesanstalt für Landwirtschaft



4. Exports from Bavaria

Export 2016 Quantity [t] Share of total production volume % 2016 value [€]
Milk and Milk products 1,245,633 521,131,4 million
Butter 18,799 2169,2 million
Cheese 492,861481,444,1 million

Source: State Office of Statistics and Data Processing

5. Where do they love Bavarian cheese?

6. Tasty: Per-capita consumption in Germany

Per-capita consumption in Germany2014 Quantity [t]
Drinking milk, total 54.0
Fresh dairy products29.9
Cheese, total24.6

Source: BLE; calculation basis date from the 2011census

7. Which prices Bavarian dairy farmers achieve?



8. Share of organic milk increased slightly, GMO-free milk is booming.