Cheese

Australia produced 338,300 tonnes of cheese in 2012/13a decline of 2.4% on the previous year. Production volumes are significantly less than earlier in the decade as the availability of milk trended downward since that time. Another factor in more recent years, as milk production has stabilized at lower levels, has been the impact of dairy companies opportunistically changing their export product mixes to take advantage of favourable movements in international dairy commodity prices.