Exports of Ukrainian solid / semi-hard cheeses is declining. – INFAGRO
Ukraine: industrial dairy farms cannot handle to compensate the reduction of milk production in households
The beginning of every New Year is the time of traditional summing up of the previous year results and making plans for the next year. This is what people, companies, and industries do. Dairy industry does the same. – INFAGRO
It is still too early to sum up the year for production of dairy products as there is not all the data available, but we can confidently note the growth trend in production of fresh dairy products and cheeses. – INFAGRO
The casein season is almost over. Only a couple of dairies continue production of small amounts of casein to fulfill old contracts. The business is not inspiring, no proper price both for casein itself and for by-product butter. – INFAGRO
The drying season in Ukraine is almost over. Several dairies still remain in operation, the ones that use raw milk produced by rural households keeing cows. The price of this milk has not particularly risen since summer. – INFAGRO
There is no significant growth of dairy exports. Export prices remain low and sales of many dairy products are falling both because of unattractive prices and because of a seasonql decrease of dairy production. – INFAGRO
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.