Russians drink less alcohol: This is the result of surveys and statistics. Will it be temporary or long-term positive trendentsiey?
Russian media have a strong drop in sales from international brewers in the first quarter of 2013, reports
According to the Federal State Statistics Service, over the period in Russia fell by 7.8% retail sales of vodka. In addition, the share of sales of spirits in the population (among all alcoholic beverages) for the first time fell below the 50% to 48.7%. The overall decline in beer sales is not so impressive: 2.6%
Recall that in November 2012, published the results of opinion poll. Since July 2009, the proportion of those who consume alcoholic drinks a few times a week, down from 8% to 5%, 2-3 times a month — from 23% to 16%. The share of non-drinkers from 2009 to 2012 increased from 24% to 33%.