Ukraine has seen a significant increase in the Ukrainian Dairy Index (UDI) in 2018. In September, UDI grew by a decent 7.1%. This was reported by the economist of the FAO Investment Center Andrii Yarmak, agropolit.com reported.
The work of the Swiss-Ukrainian milk safety project continued until April 2019. This was announced by the director of the Swiss Cooperation Office in Ukraine, Halger Tausch, the State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection reported.
The State Service of Ukraine for Food Safety and Consumer Protection and the competent authority of Macedonia agreed on an international veterinary certificate for the export of dairy products from Ukraine to the Republic of Macedonia, the press service of the Ministry of Agrarian Policy reported.
IFCN predicts further stabilization of milk prices, as demand for it grows faster than supply at the current world price. This forecast was made by analysts following the results of the annual IFCN conference held in Italy. This is reported by UkrAgroConsult.
According to the State Statistics Service, over the first eight months of 2018 in Ukraine, compared to the same period last year, milk production decreased by 2% - from 7 million 141,6 thousand tons to 6 million 998,4 thousand tons, agronews.ua reported.
Over the eight months of 2018 professional milk producers received an average of 13.1% less profit than during the same period in 2017 and 7% less than the average for the same period in 2012-2017. This was reported by the economist of the FAO investment center Andrii Yarmak, the press service of FAO reported according to agropolit.com.
In the Cherkasy region 510-530 thousand tons of milk are produced annually, which meets the needs of the consumer market and the dairy processing industry. This is reported by the press service of the Cherkasy Regional State Administration, agravery.com reported.