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Ukraine: Dairy Sector

This page contains data regarding key components of the Ukrainian dairy industry over a given time period.

This report highlights the complexity of the industry, which should be analysed from several viewpoints:
in terms of milk production and delivery, the processing of the commodity into various products (powder, cheese, fermented milk, butter, etc.) and exports towards Russia.

The relationship between milk production (substantial) and population (decreasing slightly) determines the amount of raw material at the country's disposal that can then be processed into a commodity for exportation.

UKRAINE: DAIRY SECTOR
  x 1.000 ton
RAW MATERIAL AREA 2020 2021 2022 2023 2023 2024 % Period
Number of cows in January ('000) 1.789 1.673 1.544 1.353 1.353 1.263 -6,6% Jan 2024
Milk production (Source: FAS-USDA) 9.466 9.000 7.957 7.015 7.015 6.605 -5,8% Jan-Dec 2024
± % Over the same period of the previous year -4,9% -11,6% -11,8%
Supply total 3.512 3.198
% Delivery on production 37,1% 35,5%
DAIRY PRODUCTION 2020 2021 2022 2023 2023 2024 % Period
Milk and cream 974,1 826,0
SMP 35,3 29,4
Butter 87,5 71,0
Fat cheeses 112,0 98,2
Fresh cheeses ** 81,4 85,3
Condesed Milk 37,8 32,7
Yogurt and Fermented products 445,3 440,0
EXPORT 2020 2021 2022 2023 2023 2024 % Period
Fat-Filled Milk Powder (FFMP) (HS 190190)
TOP importers
33 38 18 14 3,8 3,3 -12,3% Jan-Mar 2024
Whey (HS 0404)
TOP importers
27 22 16 16 3,5 5,1 +43,9% Jan-Mar 2024
Milk and Cream (HS 0401)
TOP importers
19 15 29 28 8,1 7,2 -10,4% Jan-Mar 2024
SMP (skimmed milk powder- HS 040210)
TOP importers
16 13 22 20 5,2 4,0 -22,9% Jan-Mar 2024
Butter (HS 0405)
TOP importers
11 11 14 7,8 2,6 1,0 -62,9% Jan-Mar 2024
Cheese (HS 0406)
TOP importers
6,4 6,9 9,0 8,9 2,1 2,6 +23,6% Jan-Mar 2024
Yogurt e Buttermilk (HS 0403)
TOP importers
5,7 5,5 3,1 3,3 0,7 0,9 +29,2% Jan-Mar 2024
Condensed milk (HS 040291+040299)
TOP importers
7,5 4,9 3,0 4,5 1,0 1,2 +18,0% Jan-Mar 2024
WMP (whole milk powder - HS 040221+040229)
TOP importers
3,7 4,4 2,6 2,4 0,6 0,7 +31,6% Jan-Mar 2024
Casein (HS 350110)
TOP importers
5,5 5,2 7,8 6,2 1,2 1,2 -2,0% Jan-Mar 2024
IMPORT 2020 2021 2022 2023 2023 2024 % Period
Cheese (HS 0406)
TOP exporters
47 55 34 34 7,1 8,1 +14,5% Jan-Mar 2024
Milk and Cream (HS 0401)
TOP exporters
13 14 9,4 5,1 1,2 0,5 -56,8% Jan-Mar 2024
Yogurt e Buttermilk (HS 0403)
TOP exporters
9,9 14 9,5 8,7 2,4 2,0 -17,9% Jan-Mar 2024
Fat-Filled Milk Powder (FFMP) (HS 190190)
TOP exporters
9,4 12 8,6 11 2,3 3,1 +33,9% Jan-Mar 2024
Butter (HS 0405)
TOP exporters
10 9,1 1,1 2,7 0,2 1,4 +641,9% Jan-Mar 2024
Yogurt e Buttermilk (HS 0403)
TOP exporters
9,9 14 9,5 8,7 2,4 2,0 -17,9% Jan-Mar 2024
Infant milk formula (HS 190110)
TOP exporters
6,1 5,6 4,1 4,0 1,0 1,1 +13,9% Jan-Mar 2024
SMP (skimmed milk powder- HS 040210)
TOP exporters
3,4 4,6 0,5 0,7 0,1 0,2 +91,7% Jan-Mar 2024
Condensed milk (HS 040291+040299)
TOP exporters
2,7 2,2 0,5 0,1 0,0 0,0 +26,2% Jan-Mar 2024
DOMESTIC CONSUMPTION (Source: FAS-USDA) 2020 2021 2022 2023 2023 2024(f) % Period
Cheese 222 230 175 157 157 151 -3,8% Jan-Dec 2024
Butter 83 72 52 51 51 51 0,0% Jan-Dec 2024
SMP 21 21 4,0 3,0 3,0 4,0 +33,3% Jan-Dec 2024
WMP 8,0 9,0 7,0 5,0 5,0 5,0 0,0% Jan-Dec 2024
PER CAPITA CONSUMPTIONS (kg) 2020 2021 2022 2023 2023 2024(f) % Period
Cheese 5,06 5,28 4,41 4,27
Butter 1,89 1,65 1,31 1,39
SMP 0,48 0,48 0,10 0,08
WMP 0,18 0,21 0,18 0,14
% Self-sufficiency 98,2% 96,8% 100,4% 100,3%
SOCIO-ECONOMIC INDICATORS 2020 2021 2022 2023 2023 2024(f) % Period
Population ('000) 43.910 43.531 39.702 36.745
GDP per capita (U.S. dollars) 3.780 (e) 4.882 (e) 4.349 (e) 4.654 (e)
GDP per capita (€) * 3.307(e) 4.128(e) 4.130(e) 4.304(e)

(f): forecast
(e) estimated
* Per capita GDP in Euro is calculated by using the yearly average exchange rate
** Fresh unfermented cheeses and sourmilk curd
NOTE:Per capita consumptions are obtained dividing total consumption (Source FAS-USDA ) by the population (Source FAO)

Source Raw material area and Dairy production: State Statistics Service of Ukraine
Source Export and Import: IHS
Source Consumption: FAS-USDA
GDP per capita: International Monetary Found
Source Population : FAO
Note: The Self-sufficiency rate at the moment does not consider the trade of FFMP (fat-filled milk powder) - HS 190190, milk powder that has a fat content similar to whole milk powder, but instead of butterfat contains vegetable fats.

Last update: 2024-06-12
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