The minimum price for vodka was asked to raise 25%

Moscow. January 27. Manufacturers of alcohol offered to raise the minimum retail price (MRC) of vodka with 185 rubles to 230 rubles per half-liter bottle, to prevent the ingress of counterfeit goods on store shelves, reported on Wednesday the newspaper “Kommersant”.

According to the publication, the Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS) agreed with these calculations manufacturers. The price increase is due to the cost of production and logistics, the minimum earnings of the plant and a retail margin.

According to participants of the market, a minimum price of 230 rubles per 0.5 liters of vodka is the cost of a bottle of vodka (35 rubles), excise tax (100 rubles), the earnings of the manufacturer (5 rubles), VAT (25 RUB.), logistics costs ($5) and minimum retail margins (60 rubles). The CEO of the Alcohol Siberian group Igor Savelyev stressed that “even these figures without loss can handle mostly regional plants database implementation on the local markets.”

“Kommersant” reminds that from 1 February last year, Rosalkogolregulirovanie (PAP) reduced the minimum retail price for vodka from 220 to 185 rubles. current rubles for 0.5 L. the Decision came as a surprise to market participants, since the excise duty on spirits remains the same as in 2014: 500 rubles per liter of absolute alcohol.

In December 2015, FAS released its variant of minimum retail prices by proposing to rank them depending on the strength of the drinks: the alcohol 34 to 38 degrees under the condition of reduction of excise duty to make MRP is 150 rubles per 0.5 liter, and for vodka and other drinks by a fortress from 38 to 56 degrees — 240 RUB. with the current excise tax.

Discussion of proposals to increase the price for vodka is scheduled for Thursday at the meeting of the working group on enhancing the effectiveness of regulation and competition in the alcohol market.