Dairy products rose due to high demand - expert
At the Ukrainian market of dry whole milk, the seasonal price increase is observed, which is associated with an increase in the cost of raw milk prices and high demand for this product.
According to experts, the more milk is used in the production of a commodity, the more rapidly price for such commodity rises.
Thus, within just a week, the lower level of prices for whole milk powder rose by 1,000 UAH per ton to 43,000 UAH per ton.
"Similarly, the lower level of the price of cheese has increased by 2,000 UAH per ton to 55,500 UAH per ton. If in the case of the first product, the major cause of increased cost is the increase in the price of raw milk, in the second case, an additional factor is the sustained high demand for this product" - experts of the "DZI" said.
Also, representatives the company added that despite the increase in the price of whole milk powder, its production in Ukraine is decreasing seasonally.
Experts also believe that imported products have become important competitors to national whole milk powder.
At the same time, the export of domestic WMP is problematic because of its high cost.
According to experts, at present, purchase prices for milk from farms are in the range of 3,9-4,5 UAH per liter. Prices for milk from households are lower, within 2,3-3 UAH per liter.
Source: the Ekonomichna Pravda