The blockade of the border with Ukraine hit Polish dairy farmers

Market & Price Trends
Innovation & Technology
Published Mar 5, 2024

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Poland's dairy sector is facing challenges due to border restrictions with Ukraine, which accounts for 3% of all Polish exports, including ripe cheeses, cheese, and yogurts. Despite an increase in imports from Ukraine, Poland maintains a positive trade balance. The sector is also impacted by ongoing agrarian protests in Poland and the EU, largely blamed on Russia and large retail chains. In 2023, the total value of all Polish exports to Ukraine reached a record 51.7 billion zlotys.
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In Poland, market participants say that closing the border with Ukraine for Polish dairy products or restricting exchange between the countries causes huge problems, especially for the Polish dairy sector and local milk producers. This is reported by Rzeczpospolita. Representatives of industry associations in Poland reported that the export of dairy products to Ukraine reaches 3% of all Polish exports. Polish exporters sell the most ripe cheeses to Ukraine - 8% of total exports, cheese - 3%, and yogurts - 16%. Exports have been stable since 2020. Imports from Ukraine to Poland also increased. Our country mainly sells powdered milk and butter to Poland, but the balance of this trade is positive for Poland and amounts to 96.7 million euros per year. Polish experts agree that the main culprit of agrarian protests in Poland and the European Union is the Russian Federation. Large retail chains have also contributed by insisting on lower product prices. The Polish government does not ...
Source: Agropolit
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