WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
AMERICAN CHEESE MONTH
Profile America — Thursday, October 20th. October is American Cheese Month, a celebration of the many varieties of the dairy product. America is the world's cheese superpower, producing about a quarter of the world's supply. The nations of the European Union combine to produce 9.6 million metric tons of cheese annually. However, U.S. production of nearly 5.4 million metric tons matches that of the combined second to fourth place producers —Germany, France and Italy. America's annual cheese consumption averages 36 pounds per capita. Nearly a third of this figure is accounted for by mozzarella. Big Cheese is formed in America by 572 production establishments. Employing around 46,000 workers, cheese captures a about a $50 billion a year slice of the economy. Profile America is in its 20th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.
Cheese Month/accessed 7/26/2016: http://www.cheesesociety.org/i-heart-cheese/american-cheese-month/
Cheese manufacturing revenues/NAICS 311513: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ASM/2014/31GS101//naics~311513
Cheese manufacturing establishments and employment /NAICS 311513:
Share of world production/accessed 7/26/2016: http://worldknowing.com/top-10-largest-cheese-producer-country-in-the-world/
Per Capita Consumption/accessed 7/26/2016: http://www.ers.usda.gov/datafiles/Dairy_Data/pcconsp_1_.xlsx
Mozzarella/accessed 7/26/2016: http://modernfarmer.com/2014/01/take-cheddar-mozzeralla-americas-favorite-cheese-second-year-row/
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics and accounts drawn from cited non-Census sources are employed for illustrative or narrative purposes, and are not attested to by the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Audio" in the "Library" pull-down menu).
To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/us-census-bureau-daily-feature-for-october-20-american-cheese-month-300341799.html
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau