In 2017, Ukraine decreased production of meat and milk
According to Gostamsluzhby, as of January 1, the number of cattle in Ukraine amounted to 3,628 million head, 1.5% lower than in the corresponding date of the previous year. In particular, the number of cows decreased by 2.1% to 2,064 million heads, pigs – by 8.2 per cent to 6.12 million head, while goats and sheep increased by 0.1% to 1,316 million heads, poultry – by 1.7% 205,103 million head million.
meat Production in 2017 declined compared with the year 2016 by 0.4% to 3,259 million tonnes in live weight, and milk production by 0.5% to 10,327 million tons While production of eggs increased by 3.2% to 15,578 billion units.
the Reduction of cattle and in particular cows, evidence of an inefficient state system of support for livestock farming. Changing the rules of VAT for livestock products reduces the profitability of production of milk and meat, so the producers are in no hurry to develop this market segment.
the Increase in chicken production allowed in 2017 to increase the export of poultry meat and offal 13% to 271,3 thousand tons.
Income from exports of chicken meat has increased over the year by 33% to 389,64 million $ 292,5 million against $ in 2016.
Due to the growth of the internal prices for meat imports of poultry meat and offal in 2017 increased by 42% to 118,3 million tonnes, and in monetary terms by 41% to 48.5 million $.