OREANDA-NEWS  In January-August, Russians began to buy cognac more often — its retail sales increased by 10.7 percent compared to the same period last year. This is reported by "Prime" with reference to the materials of Rosalkogoltabakcontrol.

Since the beginning of the year, 8,595 million decaliters of this drink have been sold in retail. At the same time, the total sales of alcoholic beverages (excluding beer, beer drinks, cider, poiret and mead) for the same period increased by only 4.3 percent, to 146.046 million decaliters.

For 8 months of this year, Russians began to drink more low—alcohol beverages - their sales jumped by 17.1 percent compared to January-August 2022, to 11.437 million decaliters.

Vodka sales have hardly changed since last year, falling by 0.1 percent (to 49.359 million decaliters). The turnover of grape wines in retail increased by 5.5 percent, to 37.28 million decaliters, champagne and sparkling wines — by 9.2 percent, to 12.08 million decaliters. At the same time, sales of liqueur wines soared by 84.5 percent, to 784.9 thousand decaliters.

Earlier, Kommersant, citing data from DSM, reported that Russians began to actively buy biologically active supplements (dietary supplements) that help with a hangover — in the first half of 2023, a surge in demand for them was recorded by more than 55 percent. In total, one million packages were sold. The pharmacy chain "36.6" reported that sales of anti-hopping supplements for 6 months increased 274 percent year-on-year, to 49.9 thousand packages.