Latvia: Amber Beverage Group allowed acquiring decisive influence in Lido restaurant chain

The Latvian Competition Council has allowed the multinational alcohol producer Amber Beverage Group to acquire decisive influence in the Latvian iconic restaurant chain and food producer JSC Lido. The competition watchdog has not found significant harm to competition arising from the deal in the area of the production of alcoholic beverages, therefore the deal has…



Ukraine: milk production down in H1 2020

Milk production in Ukraine decreased by 3.7% YoY in January-June, according to the State Statistics Service. In particular, milk output amounted to 4.59 million tons, including 1.39 million tons produced by agricultural enterprises (-0.7%) and 3.20 million tons by private households (-4.9%). The highest volumes of milk production over the reporting period were recorded in…

Ukraine: onion price plunges by 60%

New harvest onion prices in Ukraine have dropped by almost 60%. Today, one can buy quality onions from farmers in the country’s southern regions for UAH 2.5 ($0.09) per kilogram. The price of the vegetable in retail is a third higher. At the same time, the average wholesale prices of onions in Ukraine this season…

Ukraine: meat production up in January-May 2020

Meat production in Ukraine in January-May totaled 1.4 million tons (in live weight), up by 1% YoY. In particular, enterprises increased meat production by 3.2%, while households reduced it by 3.3%, Ukraine’s State Statistics Service said. However, milk production in the country in January-May decreased by 3.6%, to 3.63 million tons. Egg production increased by…

Ukraine: milk production down in January-May 2020

Milk production in Ukraine decreased by 3.6% YoY in January-May, according to the State Statistics Service. In particular, milk output amounted to 3.64 million tons, including 1.15 million tons produced by agricultural enterprises (-1.2%) and 2.49 million tons by private households (-4.7%). The highest volumes of milk production over the reporting period were recorded in…