Cheese: Emilia-Romagna Pdos stand out

Parmigiano Reggiano Pdo leads the exports' growth of Emilia-Romagna cheeses in the United States: +8.2% in 2022
Cheese: Emilia-Romagna Pdos stand out

In 2022, on the domestic market, rising costs and feed supply difficulties led farmers to slowdown production. According to Ismea data, after two years of strong increases (+4.5% in 2020 and +3.3% in 2021), milk deliveries in the January-July 2022 period have recorded a real setback (+0.1% compared to the same fraction last year). Amid this scenario, the performance of the dairy sector in Emilia-Romagna is fluctuating in line with national performance.


In terms of exports, the Parma District, which had dropped 7.4% in 2020 and had largely recovered in 2021 (+21.5%), pursued its rise in foreign markets in the first nine months of 2022 (+11.3%). The Reggio Emilia District, on the other hand, posted a sharp decline in the first nine months of 2022 (-30.3%), with widespread losses to major destinations, particularly the United Kingdom, (-48.4%), France (-19.3%) and Germany (-33.5%), while exports to the United States (+38.8%) grew by double digits, thanks in part to the strong dollar that makes Made in Italy products cheaper overseas.

The United States is a key market for Parmigiano Reggiano Pdo, where exports grew by +8.2% in 2022. In general, data released by the Parmigiano Reggiano Consortium show a general strengthening of international markets (+7.2% in France and +12.4% in Spain).

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