OREANDA-NEWS In the first four months of 2024, the production of alcoholic beverages with a strength above 9 percent in Russia increased by 10 percent year-on-year, to 33.681 million decaliters. This is reported by Interfax with reference to the materials of Rosalkogoltabakcontrol.

Vodka production increased by 6 percent (22.689 million decaliters), cognac — by 7.3 percent (2.622 million), grape wines — by 27.8 percent (11.025 million), sparkling wines — by 36.5 percent (4.497 million), and liqueurs — by 70 percent (553.7 thousand).

The production of low—alcohol beverages from January to April increased by 38.4 percent, to 8,095 million decaliters, and all alcohol-containing and alcoholic products (excluding beer, beer drinks, cider, poiret and mead) - by 20.1 percent, to 62.9 million.

Back in early March, the agency indicated an emerging upward trend, but then the indicator increased by only 11 percent. Experts attribute the dynamics to import substitution, as well as the addition of new regions where supplies have been increased.

Rosalkogoltabakcontrol also reported that in the first quarter of this year, the volume of sparkling wine production from the 20 largest Russian producers increased by 43.6 percent. Producers were able to show such a result due to cheap products, and the Derbent Sparkling Wine Factory became the leader in growth (plus 82 percent), which sells products at a price close to the minimum retail price.