Expert’s opinion

OLEG DYMAR, Ph.D., professor: Belarusian dairy, most likely, can find its way to EU either as cheap raw materials for processing, or for resale through special sales channels

In his exclusive interview to agrolive.by Oleg Dymar, Ph.D, Professor, shared his views on the stateof Belarusian dairy. In particular, he spoke on the possibility of supplyof Belarusian dairy to EU. Speaking on the international dairy trade, Oleg Dymar said that the so called “ dairy wars” between Belarus and Russia would go on and […]

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VADYM CHAGAROVSKY, Chairman of the Dairy Union of Ukraine: I do not share optimism about the growth of consumption of dairy products in the country this year

Ukrainian milk prices are the third highest in Europe after Cyprus and Malta.  This was stated by Vadym Chagarovsky, Chairman of the Dairy Union of Ukraine. “Currently, Europe has accumulated a surplus of raw milk, and Ukraine is lacking it,” he said. “I do not share the optimistic forecast that consumption of dairy products this […]

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VASYL VINTONYAK, Director Infagro analytical agency: Ukrainian cheese market is in crisis

Ukrainian cheese market is subject to constant changes and unfortunately most of them are not positive.  There are several reasons for such a pessimistic assessment of the state of Ukrainian cheese-making industry, both external and internal. The domestic reasons comprise the  significant shortage of raw milk, and therefore high prices of raw milk.  In addition, […]

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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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