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Cheese Facts from the International Dairy Foods Association:

“Did You Know?

  • The most popular cheese recipe in the United States is ‘macaroni and cheese.’
  • There are around 2,000 varieties of cheeses. Visit for a large list of types.
  • Cheese takes up about 1/10 the volume of the milk it was made from
  • A giant wheel of Cheddar cheese was given to Queen Victoria (1837-1901) for a wedding gift. It weighed over 1,000 pounds. A normal Cheddar wheel weighs 60-75 pounds.”

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Key Stats:

Source: Annual Survey of Manufactures.

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More Stats:

From the “Monthly U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services” (FT-900):

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Source: Manufacturers' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders (M3) Survey (1992-2019).

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Source: 2016 Annual Survey of Manufactures.

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Source: 2016 County Business Patterns.

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Source: 2016 County Business Patterns.

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Source: 2016 Nonemployer Statistics. 

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From International Trade:

The Official Source of Trade Statistics (FREE to allusers) — After an account is created, select options for “State Export Data (Origin of Movement)” or “State Import Data (State of Destination)” by “HS” or “NAICS.” Select “State,” “Measures,” “Commodity,” ("cheese”) “Country,” and/or “Time” for data. For more information, see Quick Start Guide. Note: USATrade Online does not provide direct links to the data.

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From the Newsroom:

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Source: 2012 Economic Census of the United States. The Census Bureau will release data from the 2017 Economic Census beginning in September 2019 and continuing through 2021.

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Source: 2012 Commodity Flow Survey.

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