U.S. Cheese Market - Statistics & Facts
Statistics and facts on the cheese market in the U.S.
Among the major cheese producing countries, the United States was ranked second with 5.3 million metric tons manufactured in 2015, following only the European Union. Wisconsin was the leading cheese producing state in the U.S. with a cheese quantity that amounted to 2.91 billion pounds in 2014. California and Idaho rounded off the top three states.
In the U.S. retail sector, total cheese volume sales amounted to about 3.52 billion pounds in 2014. Cheese products can be found, amongst other things, in the deli department, the snack section or the specialty cheese category. The total category brought in sales amounting to 17.3 billion U.S. dollars in the United States in 2014. Cheddar was the best-selling cheese variety in the private label-dominated department in 2014. Cheese products and cream cheese rounded off the leading three varieties.
The per capita consumption of cheese amounted to about 33.92 pounds in 2014 and is expected to grow to 37 pounds (16.8 kilograms) by 2025. A recent consumer survey asked U.S. adults if they typically buy name-brand or house brand cheese. The survey revealed that some 48 percent of Americans typically purchase name-brand cheese compared to 44 percent of private label buyers.
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|Production and trade||Statistic|
|Largest cheese producer in the U.S.||Wisconsin||Details →|
|Quantity of cheese produced in the U.S.||11.45bn lb||Details →|
|Quantity of cheddar cheese produced in the U.S.||3.26bn lb||Details →|
|Quantity of Swiss cheese produced in the U.S.||297.8m lb||Details →|
|Major country of destination for U.S. cheese and curd exports||Mexico||Details →|
|Retail sales of natural cheese in the U.S.||14.92bn USD||Details →|
|Retail sales of cheddar cheese in the U.S.||4.03bn USD||Details →|
|Retail sales of sliced cheese in the U.S.||3.96bn USD||Details →|
|Retail price of American processed cheese in the U.S.||4.21 USD/lb||Details →|
|Retail price of cheddar cheese (natural) in the U.S.||4.9 USD/lb||Details →|
|Vendor and brands||Statistic|
|Kraft Heinz Co. sales of natural shredded cheese in the U.S.||967.8m USD||Details →|
|Sargento Food Co. sales of natural cheese slices in the U.S.||561.7m USD||Details →|
|Fritto Lay sales of cheese snacks in the U.S.||1.13bn USD||Details →|
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Per capita consumption of American cheese in the United States from 2000 to 2014 (in pounds)
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