The share of vodka also declined in the structure of consumption of alcoholic beverages
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.