Ukraine and sanctions brought down the export of Russian vodka 40%


By the end of 2015 the supply of Russian vodka and liqueur-vodka products (LVI) abroad fell by more than 40% and both cash and in kind, writes “Kommersant” with reference to data of customs statistics, is represented by several market participants.

According to the publication, almost three times the output dropped supplies to Ukraine. Moreover, Western companies in terms of sanctions became nastroenie treat products from Russia.

In 2015, the newspaper writes, from Russia abroad was delivered the vodka and spirits in the amount of $111,9 million, 40.2% less than was exported in 2014 ($187,1 million). Physical volume of exports for the year fell by about 42%, to 4.35 million dal, which is the lowest figure since 2005 (the publication refers to calculations of the Center for the study of Federal and regional alcohol markets).

Before joining of Crimea to Russia and the beginning of the conflict in southeastern Ukraine was one of the largest markets for Russian vodka: in 2013 it was imported into the country in the amount of $38.6 million However, already in 2014 the volume of exports fell to $12.2 million and by the end of 2015, it decreased three times — to $3.87 million “In Ukraine, where now virtually stopped selling Russian vodka, all in the past year have been weak results in Azerbaijan due to the devaluation of the manat”, — said a top Manager of a major beverage company. Export of vodka and alcoholic beverages to Azerbaijan has decreased twice — from $10.56 million to $5.3 million

In the first place in the Russian export of vodka and spirits by the end of 2015 was great Britain (more $of 22.53 million), the second largest market was Germany ($22,41 million), the third — Latvia ($11,84 million). However, compared to the year 2014 all of these markets showed a significant reduction in the volume of purchases of Russian vodka and spirits. The fall was over 35, 14 and 28.6%, respectively.