Ukraine’s 2012 feed production falls short of forecast
Ukraine’s feed production in 2012 was up by 4% on 2011 to 4.97 million tonnes, however this was 2% lower than forecasts made in November.
According to official figures the volume of feed production in the country fell at the end of the year, in particular December when the country produced 409.6 thousand tonnes of feed, 2% less than in the previous month. The approximate level of the shadow market, which is not included in the official statics, were 1.3 mln tonnes, about 5% higher than 2011.
The figures also confirm that the leaders in feed production in December 2012 were still Cherkasy and Kyiv regions which both produced 62-63 thousand tonnes, and the Donetsk and Dnipropetrovsk regions each with 40,000-50,000 tonnes.
As of January 1, 2013 the level of feed stocks were 26.2 thousand tonnes. According to preliminary estimations the level of feed production in Ukraine, in 2013, should rise by 5-7% to 6.8 mln tonnes including the share of the shadow market.
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