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Author(s): Alina Burliai, Oleksandr Burliai, Oksana Ryabchenko

Title: Research of Supply of Berry Products in Ukraine

Source: International Scientific Days 2018 :: Towards Productive, Sustainable and Resilient Global Agriculture and Food Systems :: Proceedings

ISBN: 978-80-7598-180-6


Publisher: Wolters Kluwer ČR, Prague

PY, pages: 2018, 732-746

Published on-line: 2018-11-09

Language: eng

Abstract: The berry market is an important part of the Ukrainian food market. A complete nutrition of the population is impossible without berry products. Berries provide the human body with vitamins and mineral compounds. Also, they have therapeutic properties and are valuable raw materials for the processing industry. The Ukrainian territory by its soil and climatic conditions is favorable for the cultivation of berries not only for the maintenance of own needs but also for the formation of the export potential. Thus, the Ukrainian exports of berry products in 2010-2015 increased by 3.6 times to $ 12.5 million US in 2015. Berry crops are characterized by early ripening, high yields, fast-growing, high reproduction rates, technological capacity and the ability to mechanized harvesting, as well as providing a quick turnaround of capital and return on investment. The special demand is the berry production grown by the organic production technology. However, at this time, the berry market is not optimal either for the structure or for volumes. The berry supply in the market is formed by agricultural enterprises, households and import deliveries. A particular problem today is that the main entities forming berry supply in the market are households, accounting for about 97% of the output. The consequence is high labor costs, supply instability, poor quality of berries and low payback of their production. The high price of products leads to the fact that due to the low solvency of the Ukrainian population berry supply is provided only by half. The wholesale and retail trade is still underdeveloped. There are no diverse areas of industrial processing, as well as the range of products is limited. That is why the purpose of the article is to study the supply of berry products in the Ukrainian market and factors influencing its change.

Keywords: demand, elasticity, export, import, market of berries, price, supply

JEL Classification: M13, Q11, Q12, Q13, Q17

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