The volume of production of fresh pork in Ukraine during the first eight months of 2017 amounted to 163 thousand tons, which is 4,2% less than in the same period of 2016. This was reported in the data of the State statistics service.
In August 2017 produced 21.5 thousand tons of fresh pork. Thus, for a month – that is, in comparison with July – pork production increased by 6.7%, but in annual terms compared with August-2016 – fell by 12.9%.
Also, in January-August 2017 agrarians produced 9.8 thousand tons of frozen pork, which is 21% more than in January-August last year. In August, the volume of production amounted to 1.2 thousand tons, which is 1.8% more than in July of this year and 51.6% more than in August last year.
Production of sausage products in comparison with January-August last year has grown on 5,7% – to 160 thousand tons. In August, the figure was 23.6 thousand tons, which is 8.3% more than in July and 11% more than in August 2016.
Recall that in Ukraine also decreases the consumption of pork in January-August of 2017, the Ukrainians ate 1.5% less pork than in the same period of 2016. However, as noted in the profile of the Association “the Pig producers of Ukraine”, the export of meat increases with the fall in domestic sales.
As you know, pork in Ukraine this year has seriously risen in price, now the price is comparable with the cost of beef. Experts explain the situation by reduction of a livestock of pigs, by export growth and an epidemic of African swine fever (ASF) in Ukraine.