The prices of external demand for butter in the second half of September continued to decline. The main reason is the influence of the external market, a strong decline in prices in Europe and New Zealand. – INFAGRO
Despite the relatively weak demand, in August Ukrainian cheese producers intensified their activity. While raw milk prices have not increased much, they are filling warehouses. But even large stocks do not prevent the cheese producers to raise prices. – INFAGRO
Ukrainian dairies got the good news from the Government: the state price controls have been cancelled for a trial period of three months and the dairies can now set the prices for staple dairy foods themselves –INFAGRO
The market of dry whey in Ukraine continues to rapidly grow, although this is hard to find a logical explanation to that.
Once again the Ukrainian dairy market operators are suprised with the dry whey price: it is growing, and the growth rate is much higher than on the world market. – INFAGRO.
Both the demand for butter and butter prices are falling quicker than the increase of production. This situation was predicted long ago, but it was hard to expect that the decline would be so sharp. Butter price has plummeted 20% last month.
The FAO Food Price Index fell in January, slipping 1.9% below its level in the last month of 2015 as prices for all of the commodities it tracks fell, particularly for sugar.
There are many unsolved problems in milk production and processing, in prospects of foreign trade.
Milk market of Ukraine continued to show a prompt rise in price in the second half of November. The milk price reaches new record levels.
Producers of fresh milk products get to worrying. Considerably increased milk prices force them either to increase prices for the products and reduce sales, or to work without profit or even at a loss.