Vodka consumption per capita in Russia increased by 2% last year, to 5 liters per person. This is reported by Izvestia with reference to the Center for the Study of Federal and Regional Alcohol Markets (CIFRRA).
The study used data on legal sales from the state accounting system EGAIS and the population of Russia at the end of 2020. The head of TSIFRRA Vadim Drobiz explained that over the past four years, sales of a strong drink either do not change or grow.
At the same time, according to Igor Kosarev, president of the Union of Producers of Alcoholic Products, about 30% of the market falls on the counterfeit circulation of strong drinks.
Rosalkogolregulirovanie reported that the volume of sales of all alcoholic products in the country increased by 0.7% in 2021.
On January 26, the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation issued an order to increase the minimum retail price for strong alcohol. According to the document, the minimum retail price for vodka increased by 7.4% (from 243 rubles to 261 rubles per 0.5 liter), for cognac - by 7.6% (from 446 to 480 rubles), and for brandy - from 324 rubles to 348 rubles.
The order comes into force ten days after its publication. The decision is aimed at combating shadow production.