In the first five months of 2011 the total pork production in Ukraine increased by 45% compared to same period of the last year – this data has been recently released by the Ministry of Agriculture of the country.
During the period from January to May Ukrainian pork farms in total produced over 74 thousand tonnes of products. This is by 44% higher than in the same period of the last year; according to preliminary data in June, the industry growth rate slowed slightly, but generally it also remained significant. As a result, in 2011 the pork industry became the fastest growing segment of agriculture in Ukraine.
Experts consider these figures as the result of large investments in the modernisation of the production cycle in many pork complexes and the ongoing restructuring of the industry.