Moscow. 7 Feb. The share of vodka in the Russian alcohol market rose at the end of 2016 amid falling share of beer. At the end of last year the share of vodka had 38.9% of the volume sold to the population of alcoholic beverages, compared with 38.2% in 2015, Rosstat said on Tuesday. Sales of vodka, liqueurs and spirits in physical terms decreased by 0.6% to 96,6 million decaliters. In December, sales decreased by 2.3%, to 9.9 million decaliters.
The share of beer in the Russian alcohol market decreased to 39.9% from 40.4% in 2015. The sale of beer (excluding beer cocktails) fell by 3.7%, to 780,6 million decaliters, including in December – by 11.3%, to 58.6 million dal. Also decreased the share of beverages based on beer, to 3% from 3.1% a year earlier. Sales of beer decreased by 5.6%, to 60 million dal in 2016 and 9.1% to 5.4 million decaliters in December.
The share of wine production (excluding sparkling wines) at the end of last year had 10.5% of the alcohol market, as in the previous year. Share wine also remained at the level of 2015 – 6%. Sales of wine products decreased by 2.3% to 84.9 million given by the end of 2016 (including in December – by 5.8%, to 9.4 million has given). Wine sales for the year decreased by 3.1%, to 51.9 million given in December by 9.2%, to 4.7 million decaliters.
The proportion of champagne and sparkling wines fell to 2.5 percent in 2016 from 2.6% in 2015. Sales last year fell 6.9%, to 22 million given in December by 10% to 4.4 million decaliters. The share of cognac and cognac drinks remained at the level of 2015 is 4.3%. Sales of cognac in the past year fell by 2.4% in December – 0.9% (to 10.3 million and gave 1.2 million gave, respectively). Increased the share of other alcoholic beverages (including cider, Poire and Mead) – up to 0.3% from 0.2% in 2015. The sale of alcoholic beverages for the year increased by 40.6%, to 4.3 million decaliters in December – by 46.4%, to 0.5 million dal.