Agencies agreed on the algorithm for determining the minimum price for vodka

Agencies agreed on the algorithm for determining the minimum price for vodka

Moscow. April 25. The Ministry of Finance, Rosalkogolregulirovanie and the office of the Vice Prime Minister Alexander Khloponin have agreed on the algorithm for determining the minimum prices for vodka.

“We had issues we could not agree on the parameters that affect the formation of prices. Now we made an agreement and, accordingly, consolidated them in the calculations, respectively, came to price”, – told reporters Director of the Department of tax and customs policy of the Ministry of Finance of the RF Alexey Sazanov.

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“We laid out the entire algorithm for determining price, showed, what are the options, and agreed on the parameters that affect the price. Not a specific price value, and settings that determine the price”, – he said, noting that the price is formed by the chain of “cost, mark-up manufacturer mark-up the wholesale mark-up in retail”.

Carp also said that “it is not only the Finance Ministry, it must be the market analysis if the market will change, of course, respectively, followed should change the margins”. As reported in the beginning of this year, a dispute arose around the minimum price of vodka.

In January on the portal was posted the draft amendments to order of Ministry of Finance, in which it was proposed to increase the minimum retail price of vodka to 219 rubles for a bottle of 0.5 liters. However, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov immediately called the publication was premature, and stated that the final decision about how you need to increase the minimum price of vodka, not yet.

In February, the portal appeared the new draft order of the Ministry of Finance to raise the minimum retail price of up to 205 rubles. The selling price of vodka the manufacturer offered to install at 173 rubles (currently 165 rubles), the purchase price in a wholesale link at 178 rubles (now 174 rubles).

In late March, Khloponin instructed the Finance Ministry to set a minimum retail price for vodka in the amount of 219 rubles per 0.5 liter. However, the Finance Ministry continued to insist on 205 rubles per bottle. In mid-April, the press Secretary Khloponin said that the price will be 205 rubles, “she agreed with all relevant agencies and takes into account all the factors that affect pricing.”

Meanwhile, the Union of alcohol producers (SPAP), which unites the leading enterprises of the industry, believes that the minimum price should be even higher – 230-240 roubles. Currently the minimum retail price of vodka is 190 rubles per bottle. Minimum prices for strong alcohol in Russia are established with 2009 as a measure to combat “shadow” production. From January 1, 2017, for the first time after 2014, the excise tax on vodka and other spirits was raised from 500 to 523 rubles per 1 liter of anhydrous alcohol.