Business news from Ukraine

VITMARK-UKRAINE LAUNCHES VEGETABLE MILK PRODUCTION IN ODESA REGION WORTH EUR 5 MLN

Vitmark-Ukraine has begun production of vegetable milk under the brand Vega Milk at a factory in Odesa region.
According to the company’s press release, Vitmark-Ukraine built a plant in Odesa region for EUR 5 million with a full cycle of vegetable milk production. The plant is equipped with equipment from Sweden, it also has its own storage workshops, processing equipment, aseptic packaging bottling lines. The plant processes oats, buckwheat, and wheat.
“Our business specializes in juices, drinks and baby food. Having opened the alternative milk line, we launched an extremely promising start-up – the innovative FoodTech, which combines technology and science,” President of Vitmark-Ukraine Vitaliy Vinnytsky said.
The company noted that within a few weeks it will be possible to find up to 11 names of Vega Milk vegetable milk in stores in Ukraine: on the basis of cereals, nuts and with the addition of fruits.
Vitmark-Ukraine indicated that alternative milk from herbal ingredients has shown rapid growth in recent years as a category, especially in North America and Europe.
“Some $40 billion is the approximate amount the experts estimate the world market of vegetable milk by 2024,” the company said.

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MILK PRODUCTION IN UKRAINE IN JAN-SEPT DECREASES BY 3.5%

Milk production in Ukraine in January-September 2019 decreased by 3.5% compared to the same period in 2018, to 7.61 million tonnes.
According to the State Statistics Service, in January-September 2019, farmers produced 2.42 million tonnes of meat (live weight), which is 6.4% more than in the same period of 2018.
Egg production grew by 4.3%, to 13.02 billion units.

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MILK PRODUCTION IN UKRAINE IN JAN-MAY DECREASES BY 3%

Milk production in Ukraine in Jan-May decreases by 3%
KYIV. June 14 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Milk production in Ukraine in January-May 2019 decreased by 2.8% compared to the same period of 2018, to 3.8 million tonnes. According to the State Statistics Service, over the five months, farmers produced 1.4 million tonnes of meat (live weight), which is 5.2% more than in the same period of 2018.
Egg production rose by 6.7%, to 7.026 billion units.

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UKRAINE SEES PRODUCTION OF MEAT RISE BY 4%, EGGS BY 6.8%, MILK FALL BY 1.6% IN JAN-FEB – STATISTICS

Milk production in Ukraine in January and February 2019 (excluding the temporarily occupied territory of Crimea and Sevastopol, part of the Joint Forces Operation (JFO) area) decreased by 1.6% compared with January and February 2018, to 1.14 million tonnes.
According to the State Statistics Service, meat (live weight) production in the country was 558,500 tonnes, which is 4% more than in January and February 2018.
Egg production increased by 6.8%, to 2.263 billion pieces.

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UKRAINE SEES DECLINE IN MILK PRODUCTION, BUT MEAT AND EGGS OUTPUT GROWS

The production of milk in Ukraine in January-November 2018 declined by 1.9% compared to the same period in 2017, to 9.457 million tonnes. At the same time, egg production in January-November grew by 3.3% compared to the same period in 2017, to 14.982 billion eggs, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine said.
Production of meat (in live weight) in January-November 2018 grew by 0.8%, to 2.88 million tonnes.
According to earlier statistics reports, milk production in Ukraine in 2017 decreased by 0.5% from 2016, to 10.329 million tonnes, meat (in live weight) by 0.4%, to 3.259 million tonnes. Production of eggs in 2017 rose by 3.2%, to 15.578 billion eggs.

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UKRAINE SEES 2% DECLINE IN MILK PRODUCTION

The production of milk in Ukraine (excluding the temporarily occupied Crimea and Sevastopol, part of Donbas) in January-September 2018 declined by 2% compared to the same period in 2017, to 7.908 million tonnes.
At the same time, egg production in the first nine months grew by 3.1% compared to the same period in 2017, to 12.484 billion eggs, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine said.
Production of meat (in live weight) in January-September 2018 grew by 0.3%, to 2.276 million tonnes.
According to earlier statistics reports, milk production in Ukraine in 2017 decreased by 0.5% from 2016, to 10.329 million tonnes, meat (in live weight) by 0.4%, to 3.259 million tonnes. Production of eggs in 2017 rose by 3.2%, to 15.578 billion eggs.

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