The reason is that currently half of the ingredients for the production of dairy products are imported.
In Ukraine, by the end of the year, prices for dairy products are expected to rise by approximately 10%.
The general director of the Association of Milk Producers, Hanna Lavreniuk, announced this on the air of the telethon
Thus, according to her, about half of the ingredients used in the production of dairy products today are imported, starting with packaging and ending with fruit fillers or leavens. That is why, the expert explains, we have already observed an increase in the cost of dairy products on the shelves by 20-25%.
“We must state that in the near future, by the end of the year, we will still see an increase in prices by approximately 10%. We hope that there will be no higher increase,” Lavreniuk said and added that if the hryvnia continues to fall, then price tags may still to grow further. However, according to her, there are no such prerequisites yet.
We will remind you that earlier the State Statistics Service published data on prices for goods and services in August. It is noted that the prices of eggs, sugar, lard and meat were increased the most in Ukrainian markets and stores. At the same time, beets, potatoes and carrots, on the contrary, fell in price.