Ecuador cheese export quantities

In 2019 Ecuador exported 72 tonnes of cheese. Through 2019 alone, the market for Ecuador cheese (processed category) has reduced, changing by -30.097 percent compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, cheese's exports reduced by -38.46 pc netting the exporter US$0.25m for the year 2019. Ecuador's cheese exports are categorised as:

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


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Ecuador cheese export values

In 2019, Ecuador supplied cheese with a value of 0.25m USD, a reduction of -34.73% from 2018's total cheese export of 0.383m USD. The yearly change in value of Ecuador cheese between 2017 to 2018 was -26.346 per cent.

The annual variation in the quantity of Ecuador's cheese exports between 2017 and 2019 was -38.46 pc compared to a variation of -30.097% in the period between 2018 and 2019.

Ecuador's share of the world's total cheese's exports in 2019 was less than 1%. The country is ranked position 24 in world exports of cheese.


Export markets for Ecuador cheese ( in '000$ )

Ecuador's best performing destinations for cheese are US and Venezuela.


Import/Export Trends

Ecuador is a net exporter of cheese. The annual growth of Ecuador cheese in value between 2015 to 2019 was 13%, per annum, while annual growth in quantity during the same period was 7%, per annum.

Ecuador bought 186 tonnes of cheese in 2019.