However, the European traders are taking into account the overall strengthening of the world dairy prices, especially in Europe, and understand that the market of casein cannot stay apart. Therefore, they are raising, although slowly, contract prices for some of the major suppliers: now they pay for Ukrainian casein 4000-4300 USD/t.
The production of casein in Ukraine has substantially increased. Last month it was manufactured more than a thousand tons which is a third more than in May 2015. Now there are about 20 dairies engaged in production of casein, although only a few of them can boast large volumes of the product output.
It is expected that in June the production volumes will be bigger than those of May, but if traders do not raise prices, casein manufacturers can switch to production of milk powder which is getting more expensive now.