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VASYL VINTONYAK, Director Infagro: The shortage of raw milk has dramatically changed the balance in foreign dairy trade

Previously, Ukrainian dairies had significant surpluses of raw milk in the summer and could use it for exports aimed production.  This year the situation has radically changed.  As early as in mid-summer, exports of dairy products began to fall sharply despite the relatively high prices on the world dairy market.  At the same time, there […]

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VASYL VINTONYAK, director Infagro analytical agency: Ukraine can painlessly do without the mass dairy imports only when milk production in the country significantly increases

Ukrainian dairy producers are now summing up the results of their half-year activities.  Few of them can boast of excellent results.  The profits of dairy farmers who had decent earnings in previous years, this year are very modest.  This is unusual for them and they almost do not increase production.  As expected, village households continue […]

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VASYL VINTONYAK, Director Infagro: Polish dairy has actively entered Ukrainian market, Belarusian dairy will also come soon

The expected growth in dairy imports may leave no chance to Ukrainian dairy producers to revive the industry. Ukraine is now less dependent on foreign markets – Ukrainian dairy producers actually have nothing to sell.  But at the same time, the influence of imports is increasing.  The prices for dairy products in Ukraine remain quite […]

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ROLAND SOSSNA, Editor International Dairy Magazine: Months are lost. World dairy trade will continue to suffer

At the moment this commentary is being written, everything revolves around how the world, people and, above all, economy can return to normal life from the rigidity of pandemic containment without causing further damage. A further lockdown, which would undoubtedly be imposed if the infection figures were to flare up again, would in all probability […]

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VASYL VINTONYAK, Director Infagro: Ukrainian cheese market changing from export to import oriented

Very soon Infagro analytical agency will present a new report containing detailed analysis of Ukrainian cheese market.  In this comment there is a brief cheese market overview. Ukrainian cheese market is prone to constant changes and, unfortunately, most of them cannot be called positive for Ukrainian cheese makers.  There is a number of both external […]

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VADYM CHAGAROVSKY, Board Chairman Dairy Union of Ukraine: Ukraine has an acute shortage of raw milk

According to official statistics, milk production in Ukraine is about 9 million tons, but we donot have such volume.  In fact, we have no more than 6 million tons. There has never been no such low production, processing and consumption of milk in Ukraine for last hundred of years. For example, in 1991-1995, we were […]

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OLGA KOZAK, IFCN representative in Ukraine, Leading Researcher, NSC IAE: Imports of all types of dairy products in 2019 increased 1.7 times

Shortage of raw milk in Ukraine, as it was predicted by scientists of the Institute of Agricultural Economics, in 2019 led to the growth of imports of all types of dairy products. Global food market has adequately and promptly responded to a shortage of raw milk in Ukraine and filled it with ready-made dairy products […]

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VADYM CHAGAROVSKY, Board Chairman Dairy Union of Ukraine: What to do to save the country’s dairy industry

In 2019, production of domestic dairy products decreased by 5-6%.  The reason is a set of crises in the dairy industry. The current crisis is the predicted result of our government’s inaction in the years of independence.  Support for dairy cattle breeding in our country was minimal.  To stop the decline in milk production and […]

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ROLAND SOSSNA, editor International Dairy Magazine: Why is cheese hit, of all things?

Life is full of disappointments and injustices, which is especially true for business life. The dairy industry may find it extremely unfair to be directly involved in the war of subsidies between the US aircraft manufacturer Boeing and its European counterpart Airbus. After all, what has the A320 got to do with cheese other than […]

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ALEXANDER ANTON, Secretary General of the European Dairy Association: Ukraine may take a significant niche in the global dairy market

At the DAIRY BUSINESS – 2019 conference in Kyiv, in a comment given to Latifundist, Alexander Anton, Secretary General of EDA, expressed opinion that Ukraine has all the necessary conditions to become one of the major players in the global dairy market. “In Ukraine, it is necessary to create a competitive environment for milk producers.  […]

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