Russian spirits sales fall

7 Oct 2013


In the first seven months of this year sales of spirits including vodka have fallen in Russia by 6.6 percent when compared with the same period of 2012.

A total of 906m litres of spirits were sold this year.  In August 115m litres were sold which represents a fall of 4.6 percent over August 2012.

Nonetheless it is not all bad news for the alcohol business in Russia.  Brandy and coniacs saw a slight increase in sales of 0.5 percent to 78m litres whilst wines increased by 0.2 percent to 405m litres.

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