Parmigiano Reggiano in Figures

3.469.865 wheels produced  (3.302.653 in 2015, increase 5,06% )  equal 139.680 tons
12 months of minimum maturation
24 months of average maturation
5 provinces of the Area of Origin (Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena, Mantua to the right of the Po river, Bologna to the left of the Reno river) where the milk production, the processing into cheese, the maturation and the packaging take place
14 litres of milk to make 1 kg of cheese
550 litres of milk to make one wheel
40 kg of weight per wheel
3.007 farms delivering milk to dairies (3.272 in 2015)
251.000 cows dedicated to the production of milk for Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
15,8% approximately
of the national milk production
339 production dairies (353 in 2015)
1.117 million Euro turnover of the sector from dairies to traders (production 2015 sold in year 2016)
2.010 million Euro turnover of the sector to consumers (production 2014 sold in year 2016)
50.000 people involved in the production system
tonns esported (46.700 tons in 2015, +5,8%)
equal 37% export quota in percentage

Data updated as of January 2017