For some agricultural enterprises activity of WMP producers in second half of May became the reason of the increase in prices in early June. – INFAGRO
Ukrainian cheese makers begin this summer season not in their best mood. The competition in the domestic market is intensifying: traditional manufacturers of cheese products are trying to enter the market with real cheeses and supply of imported cheese is also growing. – INFAGRO
During the VII Summer Dairy Summit, the Director of the Dairy Market Research Center (DIA), Mikhail Mishchenko, noted that today there is a number of question the dairy industry of the Russian Federation has to answer. One of the key question is the one of export and its necessity.
This year exports of dairy products have markedly decreased. – INFAGRO
Ukrainian manufacturers of SMP are no longer eager to sell the powder even for 1900 USD/t, although not so far ago they sold it even for as low as 1800 USD/t. Whole milk powder is also sold well. – INFAGRO
In 2018, Russia failed to fulfill all range of the requirements of the doctrine of food security.
November 30 – December 14, 2018, the Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS) conducted its own all-Ukrainian public opinion poll on the right of the citizens to freely dispose of the land shares they own.
It seems that Ukrainian dairy is already recovering from the long crisis that they endured in 2014-2016. Of course, there is still a lot of unresolved problems, but comparing the current situation with last year circumstances, there is some reason for optimism.
Global milk production levels continue to recover following the sharp contraction in late 2016, according to the Rabobank Global Dairy Quarterly Q2 2017.
Heinz Strubenhoff, Senior Private Sector Specialist – World Bank shared his view on Ukrainian agri and food export opportunities on brookings.edu.