The largest increase was recorded in the export of beverages based on grape wine and grape marc.
So, from January to July 2019, the export of these products in comparison with the same period of 2018 in physical volume increased 15 times, including the export of cognac - 14.8 times.
Significantly increased exports of gin (4.2 times compared with last year) and whiskey (2.9 times). Vodka export over the same period increased by 6%.
Meanwhile, the supply of some alcoholic beverages abroad decreased.
So, over the same period, the export of liquors decreased by 55.5% and the export of wine by 4.5%.
Russian wine is mainly supplied to Ukraine (51.6% of the export volume in January - July 2019). This is followed by China (11.5%) and Kazakhstan (9.8%).
Russian beer is mainly exported to Ukraine (20.7%), Kazakhstan (19.4%) and Belarus (19.1%).
As for the export of vodka from Russia, most of it is purchased in the UK (18.5%), Germany (14.8%) and Ukraine (10.3%).
According to the director of the Center for Research on Federal and Regional Alcohol Markets Vadim Drobiz, in the coming years, the volume of exports of Russian alcoholic beverages may continue to increase.
“It is important to understand that the world market is oversaturated with its products. Vodka and beer are two drinks that Russia mainly exports ... We are still probing this market. The issues of various preferences for our exporters are currently being considered. This is great, it can help increase export volumes. Not three times, of course, but it will be possible to increase the export of strong alcohol by 50-60%, ”the expert said.
Earlier, RT reported that in Russia sales of a number of alcoholic beverages, including vodka and wine, decreased.