At the end of the year, the rather rapid and significant increase in prices of butter stopped. – INFAGRO
Ukrainian canned dairy producers are now solving almost the same problems as their colleagues producing other categories of dairy products. They have almost no opportunities for foreign trade. – INFAGRO
Production of fresh dairy is no longer growing and it seems that producers are not keen to increase it. The struggle for raw materials has ceased. The reason is a decrease in orders from retail and general fall in consumer demand. – INFAGRO
There are still few positive changes on Ukrainian cheese market. Cheese sales have grown this year, but it was solely due to imports. – INFAGRO
The decrease in dairy production at the height of the lockdown in April was later more than compensated: in May, production increased not only in comparison with April, but also turned out to be noticeably higher than in calm May last year. – INFAGRO
The situation in the market of butter is rather uncertain. In the world market prices of butter are falling, so, export prices are low. – 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
At the end of summer, after a long period of extremely low demand, Ukrainian producers of condensed milk were finally able to breathe a sigh of relief. Although the domestic retail chains have not yet increased their orders, many importers have decided to replenish their canned food by activating purchases. – INFAGRO
It seems that this year Ukraine will show the record high (since 2000s) production and exports of casein.
Milk market of Ukraine is increased in November: many processors do not have enough milk to satisfy the needs, therefore prices quickly grow.