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Retail sales of vodka in 2019 fell by 0.6%, but wine sales increased by 1.9% compared to 2018

Retail sales of vodka in 2019 fell by 0.6%, but wine sales increased by 1.9% compared to 2018, the National Consumer Protection Union said.

It is noted that last year 71 million decalitres (dal) of vodka and 50.6 million dal of wine were sold in Russia.

It is also noted that over the year, sales of champagne and sparkling wines increased by 0.4% to 16.2 million decaliters and cognac sales increased by 4.4% to 11.8 million decaliters.

The highest sales growth rates are observed in the market of low-alcohol products (fortress no more than 9%). So, in 2019, the growth was 17.1% to 5.6 million decaliters.

In total, the Russian population bought 211.5 million decalitres of alcohol last year (excluding beer, beer drinks, cider, poire and mead). This is 0.6% more than in 2018.

Earlier it was reported about an increase in exports of Russian cognac by almost 15 times.

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