Ukraine: Livestock and Products Semi-annual

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Ukraine’s livestock inventory continued on its three decades-long downward trend and will remain on it in 2021. Declining cattle numbers will lead to lower Ukrainian beef and live animal exports. Although swine numbers increased somewhat by 2021, this increase is expected to be short-lived. Squeezed between weakening pork prices and skyrocketing feed prices, Ukrainian pork producers will not be able to sustain this growth throughout 2021. Pork imports are expected to grow to compensate for a drop in pork production. Overall, the impact of COVID-19 on Ukrainian red meat production and trade has been insignificant, although Ukrainian domestic market distribution channels changed notably.

Ukraine: Livestock and Products Semi-annual

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