Prices for raw milk in Ukraine as of June 6 compared to May decreased by 0.18−0.29 UAH, depending on the grade. The decrease in purchase prices for raw materials may be related to the difficulty of selling butter, cheeses and milk powder in conditions of limited demand in the domestic market and competition from cheap European goods in foreign markets. In such conditions, dairy products accumulate in warehouses and affect the reduction of purchase prices for raw milk, — reports the analyst of the Association of Milk Producers, Georgy Kukhaleishvili.
The average purchase price of Extra Grade milk decreased to 11.55 UAH/kg without VAT, which is 0.18 UAH less than in May. The price range for this grade in farms varies from 10.50 to 12.00 UAH/kg without VAT. The upper limit of the price range has decreased by 0.50 UAH over the past month, while the lower limit has remained unchanged.
Higher Grade on average costs 11.55 UAH/kg without VAT, which is 0.18 UAH less than a month ago. Prices for Higher Grade milk range from 10.00 to 12.00 UAH/kg without VAT. Compared to the beginning of May, the upper limit of the price range has dropped by 0.10 UAH.
The average price of Grade I milk amounted to 11.13 UAH/kg without VAT and decreased by 0.29 UAH compared to last month. The minimum price in farms was 9.50 UAH/kg and remained at the same level as at the beginning of May. The maximum price for Grade I was 11.43 UAH/kg, which is 0.21 UAH more than a month ago.
Accordingly, the weighted average price of three grades dropped by 0.22 UAH and amounted to 11.41 UAH/kg without VAT.