To avoid the dominance of counterfeit products in retail chains vodka should not cost less than 230 rubles, given the costs of production and logistics, as well as the minimum earnings of the plant and the retail margin, according to the producers of alcohol and officials.
MOSCOW, 27 Jan. Alcohol producers and officials on Thursday to discuss a possible increase in the minimum retail price of vodka is now 185 rubles per 0.5 liter bottle, reported on Wednesday the newspaper “Kommersant”.
To avoid the dominance of counterfeit products in retail chains vodka should not cost less than 230 rubles, given the costs of production and logistics, as well as the minimum earnings of the plant and the retail margin, according to market participants.
Rosalkogolregulirovanie February 1, 2015 reduced the minimum retail price for vodka from 220 rubles to the current 185 rubles per 0.5 liter. The decision came as a surprise to market participants, since the excise duty on spirits remains the same as in 2014 is 500 rubles per liter of absolute alcohol.
The head Rosalkogolregulirovaniya Igor Chuyan in October 2015, said that the minimum retail price of vodka can be increased again. Meanwhile, the business community with their choice of the minimum retail price for vodka have already decided: in his opinion, under the current circumstances it should be 230 rubles per 0.5 liter, according to “Kommersant”. That is, a quarter higher than today.
According to the calculations of Alcohol Siberian group, this price consists of the cost of a bottle of vodka at 35 rubles, the excise tax is $ 100, the earnings of the plant-manufacturer’s — 5 roubles, the VAT is 25 rubles, logistics costs 5 rubles and the minimum retail margins — 60 rubles. “But even these figures without loss can handle mostly regional plants database implementation on local markets”, — said the newspaper CEO ASG Igor Savelyev.
The Federal Antimonopoly service calculations supports manufacturers, the newspaper said. In December FAS has released its variant of minimum retail prices by offering to split them depending on the strength of the drinks: the alcohol 34 to 38 degrees under the condition of reduction of excise duty to make a minimum retail price of 150 rubles per 0.5 liter of vodka and other drinks from 38 to 56 degrees — 240 rubles with the current excise tax.