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May 24 2002, 11:26 UNIAN

Agricultural commodities at 12% discount

UNIAN reported that during the first 4 months of the year 2002 prices for agricommodities dropped by 12% over the same period a year ago as Ukrainian Statistics Committee stated.

According to the above source during the period in question average prices for crop production items dropped by 22% and animal production items - by 4%.

Thus, during January-April 2002 the average prices for diary products was US $122 per MT, which is 6.7% less than during the same period a year ago.

Average eggs prices were US $33 per 1,000 pcs thus showing 14.6% less than the value of the said product a year ago.

Grain prices dropped almost twice from last year's.

On the other hand, meat prices went up by 2.2% reaching US $755 per MT.

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