Cheese - Foreign Type
USDA - Wed May 15, 7:00AM CDT
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     Cheese - Foreign Type

     Report 20 - Released on May 15, 2019

     In the European Union (EU), milk output is slowly increasing, allowing for stable cheese
     production. There is a good balance between the stocks of cheese and the contracted requests
     for cheese. However, spot purchases of cheese are more difficult to come by due to limited
     inventories. Retail orders are softer this week. Southern Europe demand for German cheese is
     seasonally revitalizing, but exports to other countries are steady. In general, mozzarella
     sales have been particularly strong. In recent contractual negotiations, processors are
     asking for higher prices. In Germany, the price trend is currently flat to a bit up. In the
     U.S., prices for wholesale blue, gorgonzola, parmesan Italy, and Romano increased $.0300,
     but the prices of all other cheese types are unchanged.
     WHOLESALE SELLING PRICES: FOB DISTRIBUTORS DOCK
     DOLLARS PER POUND (1000 - 5000 POUNDS, MIXED LOTS)
                                     :      NEW YORK
     VARIETY                         :      IMPORTED        :      DOMESTIC
                                     :                      :
     Blue                            :    2.6400-5.2300     :   2.2100-3.6975*
     Gorgonzola                      :    3.6900-5.7400     :   2.7175-3.4350*
     Parmesan                        :         -0-          :   3.6000-5.6900*
     Romano                          :         -0-          :   3.4000-5.5550*
     Sardo Romano (Argentina)        :    2.8500-4.7800     :         -0-
     Reggianito (Argentina)          :    3.2900-4.7800     :         -0-
     Jarlsberg                       :    2.9500-6.4500     :         -0-
     Swiss                           :         -0-          :    3.0325-3.3550
     Swiss (Finland)                 :    2.6700-2.9300     :         -0-
     * = Price change.

     Information for the period May 13 - 17, 2019, issued weekly
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     Dairy Market News - Madison, WI
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