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Food products trade development and food supply chain problems in Ukraine / Ilchuk M.М., Pankratova L.L. // Ekonomika APK. - 2020. - № 8 - P. 22

The purpose of the article is to reveal the current state and trends in domestic trade development in Ukraine and to identify problem areas in the food supply chains. Research methods. The following methods were used such in the research: dialectical methods of processes and phenomena cognition; monographic method for assessing scientific achievements in the domestic trade study; empirical method for a comprehensive assessment of the study object current state; the method of expert assessments for the activity areas analysis that are not sufficiently provided with official statistics; index method for the pace of development analysis and abstract-logical for generalizations and formulation of conclusions. Research results. The current state of domestic trade development in Ukraine and problems in food supply chains are revealed, such as: "gray schemes" of trade, increase in grain resale, lack of full reporting by holding structures and other market participants, etc.; ways to solve the identified problems are outlined. Scientific novelty. Theoretical provisions on the domestic trade development in Ukraine were further developed, the real growth rates (falls) of wholesale and retail trade, taking into account inflationary processes and the constrain factors, were revealed. Practical significance. The arguments presented in the article regarding the objective and subjective domestic trade development factors, official statistics limited data, supply chain problems are the evidence base for a number of measures implementation to improve the situation. Figs.: 5. Refs.: 13.
Key words: domestic trade; wholesale turnover; retail turnover; supply chain; link traffic; food chain


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