24 September 2017
According to Ukrstat information in August 2017 Ukrainian companies produced 73.3k tons of poultry meat which has been slightly lower vs. both July and August 2016.
Industrial output of fresh poultry meat in August increased y-o-y by 1.5 (to 58.3k tons), while frozen chickens – fell by 17% to 15k tons.
In total in January-August 2017 Ukrainian enterprises produced 676k tons of poultry meat, +7% y-o-y. In volume terms growth made 43k tons, main driver of growth - export. In 8m 2017 export increased y-o-y by 37k tons up to 192k tons (close to 28% of total industrial poultry production).
We note that both production and export of chickens dynamics during last four months worsened vs. beginning of Y2017. On the other side recent growth of Ukrainian domestic poultry prices should positively influence producers’ profitability, but can also lead to growth of poultry import to Ukraine.
As we reported earlier in Y2016 Ukrainian companies produced 991k tons of poultry meat (by 12% more than in Y2015), export made 240k tons, +49% vs. Y2015.