Purchasing prices for pork and chicken fell in early October. Thus, the cost of live pork and chicken carcasses decreased by an average of 3%. As at 2 October, according to UCAB monitoring data, the average price of bacon pork breeds (live weight) varied from 47 to 48 UAH/ kg that is 1-2 UAH / kg lower than in September. The price of chicken meat also decreased by an average of 2-3 UAH / kg, as at 2 October, the cost of chilled carcass was in the range of 46-48 UAH / kg.
One of the reasons for lowering prices in early October was the increase in pork slaughter rates in the autumn, but there is a noticeable reduction in demand for pork and chicken on the part of processors due to their high cost and the transition to beef. The increase in the pace of trading activity led to the rise in prices for beef by 2-5%, the average selling price of this meat type is currently UAH 82.30 / kg, against UAH 80.7 / kg in September.