Retail sale of vodka in Russia for six months decreased by 9.3%

The share of vodka also declined in the structure of consumption of alcoholic beverages  Retail sales of vodka in Russia in I half of 2013 decreased by 9.3% compared to the same period last year and amounted to 61 million dal, says "Prime" with reference to the report of the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat).

During this period, sales rose wines, as usual — by 5.2%, to 46.2 million dal and sparkling — by 2.6%, to 13.4 million dal. Grew and sales of cognac, brandy, calvados including. Their growth was 1.2%, to 5.8 million dal.

In the I half-year by 1.2% to 502.2 million dal of beer sales declined. This was due to release at the end of last year in a separate category of drinks made from them. They made up 5.3 million dal.

Also showed a slight decrease in alcoholic beverages. The volume of sales decreased by 13.5% to $ 12.6 million dal.

The share of vodka also declined in the structure of consumption of alcoholic beverages with 50.1% in the I half of last year to 46.7% in the same period this year. Ratio beer excluding beer beverages in absolute alcohol, however, increased from 31.6% to 32%.

July 17 reported that the production of vodka in Russia in I half of 2013 decreased by 28.3%. This decrease in production was due primarily to an increase in prices due to the increase in the excise tax on alcohol. Due to this, the minimum price of a bottle of vodka licensed in 2013, has grown to 170 rubles.

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