Denys Marchuk, Deputy Chair of the Ukrainian Agrarian Council, Media Center Ukraine — Ukrinform
January 31, 2023, 17:05

Due to the Use of Generators at Enterprises, the Product Prices for Consumers May Increase by 3–5 % — Ukrainian Agrarian Council

Due to the complicated energy situation, many enterprises change their work schedules, partially reduce the number of employees, and are also forced to look for ways to reduce the supply of products they produce. Denys Marchuk, Deputy Chair of the Ukrainian Agrarian Council, made this statement during the briefing in the Media Center Ukraine — Ukrinform.

“For ensuring the operation of an enterprise, 50–100 kilowatts of generator power are needed on the average, which is expensive. And it is also expensive to fill them up. Medium and small businesses are kept afloat. The same refers to small businesses, but this period is especially difficult for them. But in general, this will not affect the food security: Ukraine will be fully provided both with grain and oilseeds. The only factor is that it carries an additional burden on ordinary people, because the cost of production of a particular product grows. For example: if now, for a small dairy farm, at least a 100 kW generator is needed, even if already used, it will cost from USD 16,000 to 30,000. Each hour of operation of such a generator requires approximately 20 liters of diesel fuel. You understand how many times the cost of production increases. And this can lead to a gradual 3–5 %-range increase in prices,” Denys Marchuk said.

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