The state monopoly on alcohol production has been abolished in Ukraine: Legislative Act 18318-IX, initiated by President Volodymyr Zelensky last year, was made effective on July 1, 2020.
Today Ukraine faces a crisis, the consequences of which cannot be fully predicted, but it is obvious that it will affect all economic processes and citizens’ social status. Food production is also undergoing structural changes: consumer behaviour changes, buyers become more price-sensitive, and some distribution channels, such as markets or HoReCa, are cut off or narrowed down for an undefined period. This was reported by the press service of the Association of the Meat Industry.
According to a AMI* survey, hog prices continue to go downhill. Thus, average live price during the current 21 week amounted to 39.85 UAH/kg, which is almost 10% less than the last week. According to the APPU* , the average live price was 40.60 UAH/kg. Ukrainian processors predict the live price for 21 week will vary from 37,50-40,00 UAH/kg