Experts told how the Polish border blockade affects products in stores

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Published Mar 4, 2024

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The blockade of the Polish-Ukrainian border is predicted to increase the cost of imported goods in Ukraine due to the need for alternative supply routes. Products requiring specific temperature controls, such as fish, vegetables, fruits, and dairy products, will be most affected. However, no shortage of dairy products is expected as domestic farms and cheese factories can provide substitutes. Other Polish imports, including preserves, chocolate, and fruit juices, which constitute 5% of certain categories, can also be replaced by imports from other countries or Ukrainian products.
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According to analysts, the blockade of the Polish-Ukrainian border will affect the cost of imported products in Ukrainian stores. This is reported by UNIAN. Market participants note that the blockade forces operators to look for alternative supply routes, which leads to an increase in the prices of goods for consumers. Experts said that for just one retail chain, losses from a decrease in trade volume can reach UAH 100 million every week. Analysts emphasize that the most difficult situation is with products that require a certain temperature regime for transportation. We are talking about fish, vegetables, fruits and dairy products. Ukraine imports dairy raw materials and hard cheeses from Poland, so these goods are the most expensive. Experts note that Ukrainian consumers will be able to find an alternative to Polish dairy products, as domestic farms and cheese factories offer a wide range of it. Analysts do not expect a shortage of dairy products. A similar situation is typical ...
Source: Agropolit
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