The prices of nearly all major food products in Ukraine rose this year, according to the Ukrainian Association of Retailers. Since the beginning of the year, more than 90% of the products of social value have appreciated.
According to statistics for the first eight months of the year, meat has risen sharply – prices of pork and beef have risen by 43% and 24%, respectively. Thus a kilogram of pork can be bought for about 4 USD, and beef costs 4.2 USD.
The price of flesh has risen by 35%, the soft cheese appreciated by 16%, the butter rose by 8%, while the boiled sausages increased by 17%. The slice, a popular product in Ukraine, costs 2.1 USD per kilogram.
Ukraine may impose substantial curbs on meat exports to stabilize local prices. Producers’ data shows that poultry dominates the country’s meat exports, accounting for about 75 percent of the total volume. This year Ukraine exports poultry mostly to Egypt, the Netherlands, and Iraq.
The prices for vegetables rose as well, the carrots appreciated by 90%, onion price rose by 48%, cabbage increased by 53%, beets rose by 31% and potatoes grew by 20%.