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Cheese Production

Volume 451: debated on Monday 30 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of (a) gross domestic product and (b) total food production can be attributed to cheese production. (96759)

Precise estimates for the gross value added from UK cheese production are not available. However, based on the value of sales, it is estimated that the manufacture of cheese, including grated and processed cheese, represented (a) less than 0.05 per cent. of national gross domestic product, and (b) about 1.5 per cent. of gross value added for food and drink manufacturing, in 2004.