Ukraine does not have enough rye to make bread

В Украине не хватает ржи для производства хлеба

The imbalance of supply and demand of food rye in the domestic market led to the fluctuation of prices for certain types of bakery products.

This was at the end of the meeting with the Chairman of the Council of Association “ukrhlebprom” Alexander Vasilchenko has informed a press-service of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU).

As noted by the head of “Ukrhlebprom” today Ukraine has a sufficient number of modern facilities for production of durum wheat (pasta). At the same time, the lack of crops such wheat varieties in the country hinders the development of healthy competition of products of own production with high added value.

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According to Vasilchenko, the price of rye flour since the beginning of the current year grew more than in two times – up to 11 thousand UAH per ton, and within 5 months of 2019 the price of bread rye and rye-wheat has grown on average by 7-8%.

In Ukraine, the bread had risen by almost a quarter

Vasilchenko pointed out that at the present stage in Ukraine remains unresolved, the procedure for interaction of manufacturers of bread and bakery products to retail chains for products with expired implementation, in particular, there is no financial liability trade networks upon return of the product.

The head of the Association also stressed the need for the revision of the standard for wheat in terms of indicators of its content of gluten and protein, which would guarantee appropriate baking properties of flour for bread high quality.

Vasilchenko added that the domestic market of bread and bakery products are characterized by a high level of competition. The share offer from the 6 largest entities in the domestic market does not exceed 40%, and the production capacity of the baking industry are not used in full.