Reducing the sowing of winter crops could affect exports, but not the domestic market — Taras Vysotsky


Power outages will not affect the cost of food and will not cause shortages. This was stated by the First Deputy Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine Taras Vysotsky during the broadcast of the All-Ukrainian marathon «Unified News». He stressed that for the basic food basket the blackout does not entail physical threats.

According to him, Ukraine grows much more crops of grains, oilseeds and their products of processing than it needs for domestic consumption. A large part of the production is always exported, but if necessary, it will be sent not for export but for the domestic market.

As for power cuts, Taras Vysotsky said: «The share of electricity, depending on the type of production, affects the price from 3% to 5%. It all depends on what will be the frequency of outages in the future and, accordingly, on the need to use alternatives more expensive. If the situation is current, with a projected planned outage, a significant increase in price is not expected. There will be minor adjustments of a few percent, but no more.»

Besides, he added that many alternative sources, i.e. generators are already on their way to Ukraine. They have been ordered with funds from enterprises, as well as financed by international partners. Delivery is expected in the near future.

As for the reduction of areas sown with winter crops Taras Vysotskiy assured that there is no reason to worry about it. It may affect the volume of export but not the domestic market. by