The Finance Ministry has decided on a minimum price for vodka

The Finance Ministry has proposed to increase the minimum retail prices for vodka in Russia to 205 rubles per bottle of 0.5 l. the Draft order of the Ministry of Finance on the establishment of minimum prices on alcoholic beverages fortress over 28% published on 7 February on the portal

The minimum price from the manufacturer for a bottle of vodka offered to install in 173 rbl., and wholesale — 178 RUB.

In parallel, the Ministry of Finance proposed to set the minimum retail price for a bottle of brandy with a volume of 0.5 l in size 371. the Selling price of the cognac producers invited to establish in the amount of RUB 314, wholesalers, 323 RUB. per bottle.

In the explanatory note to the draft order States that the increase in minimum prices are associated with higher rates of excise duty, increase in electricity tariffs and higher production fixed costs, which includes rent, salaries of administrative staff, cost of promotions and other things.

In mid-January, the head of the Department of tax and customs policy of the Ministry of Finance Alexey Sazanov said that the minimum retail price of vodka will be below the previously proposed 219 RUB. “I Think it will RUB 205-210 [per bottle of 0.5 l volume]”, said carps on the sidelines of the Gaidar forum at the Ranepa.

A few days earlier on the portal was published the draft order of the Ministry of Finance, according to which proposed to increase the minimum retail price for 0.5 liters of vodka to RUB 219 Later, the head of Department Anton Siluanov said that the publication on the Federal portal of projects of normative legal acts of the draft order of the Ministry of Finance “was premature.”