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Cheese consumption per capita in the Netherlands 2010-2025

The Dutch are not just enthusiastic producers and exporters of cheese, they also love to eat cheese. The per capita consumption of cheese in the Netherlands was around 17.3 kilos in 2019, and according to a recent Statista forecast, this was expected to increase until at least 2025.

 Per capita milk consumption 

  The outlook for other types of dairy products was not always equally bright. The consumption of milk for example decreased in the last few years, from over 36 liters per person in 2012 to 35.7 in 2019. However, this trend is expected to break, and by 2025 the annual milk consumption is estimated to be around 38 liters per capita.

Per capita butter consumption

  Producers of butter in the Netherlands need to worry less. Between 2010 and 2017, the average consumption of butter per person increased nearly year on year, peaking in 2016 at 4.3 kilos. In 2017, the per capita consumption amounted to four kilos on average.  

Volume of cheese consumed per capita in the Netherlands from 2010 to 2019, with a forecast for 2020 to 2025

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Release date

June 2020



Survey time period

2012 to 2025

Supplementary notes

Figures exclude cream cheese.
* Figures from 2020 onwards are provisional.

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