Rising prices for milk and dairy products in the coming months will continue, writes “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” with reference to the forecasts of market experts.

Recently, we will remind, it became knownthat the producers of “milk” has already notified the country’s largest retailers about the increase in purchase prices, while retailers have warned it will not be able to restrain the rise in prices due to the coming into force of the amendments to the law on trade, which deprived the trade network rebate.

The situation is complicated, and prices do continue to rise, said the publication of the General Director of Institute of agrarian marketing Elena Tyurina. More than half of raw milk produced by small businesses that can’t directly sell it to the refiners because of the low volumes.
As a result, the intermediaries who collect consignments of raw materials and then sell it to processors – is not without its own benefits, she said.

One of the ways to solve the problem – the creation of integrated holdings, which combine production, and processing. This is already happening, but until such enterprises is not enough, says the expert.
Meanwhile, the state only this year and only on production subsidies and compensation for various costs in the dairy industry allocates more than 20 billion rubles.

Manufacturers also one of the main reasons for the increase in prices is called increase in demand.

As has informed the edition in the National Union of milk producers (“Soyuzmoloko”), the price of dairy products in August increased by 7-13% compared to August of 2015. In particular, the average price producers on the drinking of sterilized and UHT milk grew by 13 per cent, cream have risen in price for 7%, sour cream – 8%, curd 7%, yoghurts and other fermented dairy products (except sour cream) – 7%.
But most importantly – more expensive raw milk, the cost of which directly affect the price of the final product.

The price of the product drinking raw milk is over 40%, cottage cheese – an average of 36%, and the cream – more than half. Therefore, the growth of prices for raw milk will increase prices of dairy enterprises, and then tightened and retail trade. As to the interest claimed by the manufacturers have to add margin, which will inevitably produce retailers.

Thus, as recently stated by the head of the Ministry Alexander Tkachev, this year in the country again, is expected deficit of their own milk. One of the main reasons for the low profitability of milk production, which is at the level of 5-10%. In addition, according to the Minister, impact and a long payback projects that are implemented in the dairy industry.

Experts: prices for dairy products will continue to grow 05.10.2016

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