Ukraine four times increased imports of pork

Украина в четыре раза увеличила импорт свинины

Considering the average activity of import of pork in the second half, its total annual import could reach 30 million tons, according to the Association of pig producers of Ukraine.

Ukraine in January-October increased pork imports to 23.4 thousand tons for a total amount of 43.2 million dollars. That’s four times more than during all of last year. On Tuesday, November 13, reported by the Association of pig producers of Ukraine.

It is noted that the imports of pork in this year’s perked up due to reduced domestic supply, which led to higher domestic prices compared with the price of pork of foreign origin. Thus, according to the experts, considering the average activity of import of pork in the second half, its total annual import could reach 30 thousand tons.

“According to customs statistics, in June the import activity perked up considerably compared to the beginning of the year, and the second half of the year in Ukraine were opened each month 3.5-4 thousand tons of fresh, chilled and frozen pork. With this in mind, while maintaining the current level of activity, the annual volumes of pork supply can “butt” will be closer to the mark of 30 thousand tons”, – said the expert.

At the same time, domestic purchasing price for pork in live weight at the beginning of November has declined, it is, according to experts, can weaken the interest of local operators to imported products.

The Association added that the expanded product structure of imports of pork. So, this year, a fifth of the total imports of pork amounted to chilled half-carcasses, 28% had chilled pork in the elements. In addition, less than half of the total merchandise exports went to the frozen meat of swine, other boneless frozen meat of swine (timingi, boneless loin, neck, shoulder or ham).

As reported pork exports for January-October 2018 declined three times.

We will remind, in the first six months of this year Ukraine imported 8.4 thousand tons of meat of pork.

 

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