Only considerable reduced production of cheeses and whey powder allow keeping prices at rather stable level in Ukraine.
Leading operators have low stocks of the products, despite very weak demand of western traders.
Traders do not already pay USD 1000 for Ukrainian whey powder. Theoretical price is about USD 900/t. It is possible to get over USD 1000/t if to sell the products to Kazakhstan. Belarus suspended purchases in Ukraine, but there is a hope that they will be renewed soon. Belarusians will try to get permissions, it may be very favorably for them in view of price level in the country.
Some operators will wait for allowance of Minsk, others will agree to sell the products at USD 900 to western traders.