Turkey cheese export quantities

The amount of cheese shipped by Turkey in 2020 was 53,328 tons. In 2019 Turkey sold 50,034 tonnes of cheese. For 2019 alone, the market for Turkey cheese (processed category) has reduced, with a change of -1.253 per cent compared to the year 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, cheese's exports grew by 3.82 pc earning the country US$158.96m for the year 2019. Turkey's cheese exports are categorised as:

  • Grated or powdered cheese, of all kinds (HS code 040620)
  • Processed cheese, not grated or powdered (HS code 040630)
  • Fresh cheese "unripened or uncured cheese", incl. whey cheese, and curd (HS code 040610)
  • 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)


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Turkey cheese export values

In 2019, Turkey sold cheese worth 158.96m USD, a drop of -4.55% from 2018's total cheese export of 166.541m USD. The annual reduction in value of Turkey cheese between 2017 to 2018 was 8.401 percent.

The annual/yearly variation in the amount of Turkey's cheese exports between 2017 and 2019 was 3.82 percent when compared to a variation of -1.253% in the growth rate between 2018 and 2019.


Export markets for Turkey cheese ( in '000$ )

Turkey's best performing export markets for cheese are Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Jordan, Pakistan and Qatar.


Turkey procured 7,297 tonnes of cheese in 2019.