If the data about sales in the last weeks of 2021 shall confirm the trend of the first nine months of the year, for the first time Italian dairy exports will reach 500 thousand tons in volume, equal to a value of 3.5 million euros. This was revealed by the Italian association of dairy industries, Assolatte, which reports a possible increase of +11% in volume compared to 2020.
Sales of Italian cheeses are growing in double figures in several European countries: Poland (+22%), Belgium (+18%), France (+13%), as well as Romania, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Spain. It is the USA, however, that guarantees the greatest satisfaction with growth in sales of +25%, also thanks to the suspension of additional duties introduced by the Trump administration.
Among the most appreciated products is Mascarpone, whose sales increased by +38%, followed by Provolone and Pecorino (both +20%), and Mozzarella (+12%). Exports of Grana Padano PDO and Parmigiano Reggiano PDO increased by +6%. In the United States, there was a great performance by Gorgonzola PDO (+25%).
RISKS IN THE NEAR FUTURE
In addition to the Russian embargo, which has now been in place for seven years, Belarus introduced additional duties two weeks ago, and it is likely Kazakhstan will follow the same path. Another problem could be European regulations, starting with Nutriscore food labeling. Without forgetting the rising costs of energy.