Russia is going to raise the minimum price for champagne

the Ministry of Finance proposes to increase the minimum retail price for sparkling wine (champagne) in Russia — up to 169 rubles per bottle of 0.75 liters from 1 January 2021.

As follows from the explanatory note to the document posted on the Federal portal of projects of normative legal acts, it is assumed to index at 3% a valid to date, the minimum retail price for sparkling wines (164 rubles per bottle of 0.75 liters).

the minimum selling price from the producers it is proposed to install at 118 rubles per 0.75 liters, the wholesale price — at 137 rubles.

we will Remind, last week it became known about the Finance Ministry’s proposal to raise from 1 January 2021 the minimum retail price (MRP) for vodka from 230 to 238 rubles per 0.5 liter.

in addition, it is proposed MRTS on cognac — from 433 to 446 rubles, brandy — from 315 to 324 rubles. The project of the decree published on the Federal portal of projects of normative legal acts.

the Finance Ministry also wants to increase next year the minimum retail price for ethyl alcohol produced from food raw materials — from 57 to 59 rubles per liter of absolute alcohol.

Add also, earlier in July, the national Union of consumer protection released data showing that for the first half in Russia was made 78,1 million decaliters (dal) of alcoholic beverages (without beer, beverages made on the basis of beer, cider, Poire and Mead). This is 8.2% less than the year before. In June, production grew by 7.4%, to 15.3 million decaliters.

Alcohol enterprises in January—June produced 34.3 million decalitres of vodka. This is 5% less compared to the same period last year. In June compared to June 2019 production grew by 10.4% to 6.29 mln dal.

wine Production in January—June decreased by 5.9%, to 13.8 million given in June rose by 26.7%, to 3.2 million dal.

Onefor the highest growth was reached by the producers of sparkling and sparkling, and fruit wines. For example, in the first half of sparkling and sparkling wines was produced 5.95 million gave (35.6% increase) in June to 1.23 mln dal (at 42.7% more). The production of fruit (fruit wine) in January—June increased by 23.2%, to 6.27 million given in June to 52%, to 1.32 million given.

Brandy factories in the first half has cut production by 0.9% to 3.76 million given in June by 8% to 0.57 million dal.

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