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Russia began to export more vodka
In the first half of the year, the export of vodka from Russia grew by 14,7% compared to the same period last year. This follows from the materials of the Federal Customs Service. The cash equivalent of alcohol sold amounted to 78,7 million US dollars.
As the TASS, the biggest leap occurred in July - overseas buyers purchased vodka at 36,4% more than in June, worth 13,6 million dollars. As for the physical expression, in general over the seven months of this year, 1,106 billion decalitres of alcohol were transported across the border - an increase of 5,9% compared to last year.
At the same time, Russia itself is taking measures to reduce the consumption of strong alcoholic beverages. The Ministry of Health approved the bill on the sale of alcohol and cigarettes in specialized stores. The department also prepared a bill, prohibiting sale hard liquor for citizens under the year 21.