Exporters have probably accepted already the Russian food embargo. Most likely the Ukrainian dairy products will not be supplied there (in Russia) soon.
It is good if the country is absolute leader in sales of products for such big market as Russia, even despite difficult economic situation.
China opened its dairy market for Ukraine, 18 domestic plants got the permissions for export one of these days.
The European Commission has presented a €500m comprehensive package of measures to support European farmers in Brussels today.
Rospotrebnadzor (Federal Service on Customers’ Rights Protection and Human Well-being Surveillance) offers to tighten the rules for the supply of lactose-free dairy products to Russia from the EU. The supervisory authority suggests that European manufacturers use this provision to import traditional cheeses.
Dairy companies, affected by the Russian anti-sanctions, have adapted to new conditions. They are shifting their production to Russia and enhance deliveries of authorized products. However, there is no way to offset their losses.
The next round of considerable devaluation of UAH was the key February event for Ukrainian operators of dairy market. Exports of some dairy products became favourable again considering stability of the milk prices.
51 per cent of Russians have cut their food spending. This data has been provided by the survey performed by the Public Opinion Fund.
Russian economic problems affect Belarus, therefore this year will also be heavy for it. Devaluation of Russian ruble influences Belarusian currency which is dependent on exchange rate in neighbor country.
New year brought new fears for Ukrainian milk operators. Unlike last years, now there is no understanding of how the market will develop, what products are better to produce this season.