Brazil cheese export quantities

The volume of cheese exported by Brazil in 2020 was 4,143 metric tonnes. In 2019 Brazil exported 3,374 tonnes of cheese. For the year 2019 alone, the interest in Brazil cheese (processed category) has shrunk, with a change of -5.622 % compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, cheese's exports went down by -3.71 pc netting Brazil US$16.77m for the year 2019. Brazil's cheese exports are categorised as:

  • Fresh cheese "unripened or uncured cheese", incl. whey cheese, and curd (HS code 040610)
  • Processed cheese, not grated or powdered (HS code 040630)
  • Blue-veined cheese and other cheese containing veins produced by "Penicillium roqueforti" (HS code 040640)
  • Grated or powdered cheese, of all kinds (HS code 040620)
  • Cheese (excluding fresh cheese, incl. whey cheese, curd, processed cheese, blue-veined cheese and other cheese containing veins produced by "Penicillium roqueforti", and grated or powdered cheese) (HS code 040690)


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Brazil cheese export values

In 2019, Brazil supplied cheese valued at 16.77m USD, a drop of -5.93% from 2018's total cheese export of 17.828m USD. The yearly change in value of Brazil cheese between 2017 to 2018 was -1.546 percent.

The per year variation in the quantity of Brazil's cheese exports between 2017 and 2019 was -3.71 per cent compared to a variation of -5.622% in the period between 2018 and 2019.

Brazil's share of the world's total cheese's exports in 2019 was 1.3 percent. Brazil holds position 21 in world exports of cheese.


Export markets for Brazil cheese ( in '000$ )

Brazil's best performing export markets for cheese are Peru, Russia, Chile, Argentina and Liberia.


Import/Export Trends

Brazil is a net exporter of cheese. The annual growth of Brazil cheese in value between 2015 to 2019 was 21%, per annum, while annual growth in quantity through the same period was 21%, per annum.

Brazil purchased 28,148 tonnes of cheese in 2019.