As of August 23, raw milk in Ukraine rose in price by 0.22−0.23 UAH on average over the past month, depending on the grade. The likely reason for the upward revision of purchase prices is the reduction in the supply of raw milk in Ukraine due to the heat and increased demand from cheese makers and producers of fresh dairy products on the eve of the autumn-winter period of sales of dairy products, — reports the analyst of the Association of Milk Producers, Heorhiy Kukhaleishvili.
The average purchase price of Extra Grade milk was 11.80 UAH/kg without VAT, which is 0.22 UAH more than a month ago and 0.13 UAH more expensive than as of August 7. The range of prices for this grade in farms has not changed since the previous monitoring in the first half of August and varies from 10.50 to 12.20 UAH/kg without VAT.
Higher Grade costs 11.80 UAH/kg on average without VAT. Over the past month, prices for this grade have increased by 0.22 UAH. Compared to the beginning of August, the price of milk rose by 0.13 UAH. Prices for Higher Grade milk range from 10 to 12 UAH/kg without VAT. The price range has not changed since the monitoring was carried out on August 7.
The average price of Grade I was 11.34 UAH/kg without VAT and increased by 0.23 UAH compared to the second half of July or by 0.12 UAH compared to the price as of August 7. The minimum price in farms was 9.50 UAH/kg. The maximum price for Grade I was 11.15 UAH/kg. The price range remained unchanged.
Accordingly, the weighted average price of the three grades amounted to 11.65 UAH/kg without VAT and increased by 0.22 UAH.