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Analysis

Mad rush for vodka in Poland

18 Dec 2013

vodka

There is currently a mad rush to buy vodka in Poland.  Factories are working around the clock and some packaging plants have been unable to keep up supplies.  Wholesalers are buying as much as they can as are vodka drinkers.  However this will all come to an end in the New Year as 15 percent [...]

Analysis

Consumption of spirits increases in Russia whilst production falls

6 Aug 2012

absolut bottles

Consumption of spirits has increased in Russia by over two percent in the first half of this year when compared to the same period of 2011, an increase of over two percent.  Between January and June, Russians drank 644m litres of spirits.
The strange thing is that local production is decreasing.  Last year the country produced [...]