Tuesday, December 7 2021 15:19
Alina Hovhannisyan

Double-digit growth in alcoholic beverages output in Armenia

Double-digit growth in alcoholic beverages output in Armenia

ArmInfo.This January-October saw a double-digit growth in the output of alcoholic  beverages, except for a fall in champagne output, in Armenia, the RA  Statistical Committee reports.

During the period under review, the cognac output totaled 36.2mln  liters - a 22.2% growth as compared with the corresponding period of  last year. Wine output totaled 10.3mln liters - a 31% growth.  However, champagne output decreased by 1.7%, down to 517.6 thousand  liters. The output of vodka, liquor and other alcoholic beverages  totaled 4.5mln liters - a 37.6% growth. Beer output totaled 25.3mln  liters - a 22.2% growth. Whiskey output totaled 606,300 liters - a  2.3-fold growth.  

According to the RA Customs Service, in the first half of 2021,  Armenia`s exports of wine totaled 1.4mln liters - a 56.6%  year-on-year growth (against a 30.6% decline in the first half of  2020). The customs value of the exported wine reached $5.1mln - a  55.7% rise. Russia is a traditional importer of Armenian wines, with  its 59% share in Armenia`s wine exports (against 69.8% in the first  half of last year), followed by Ukraine and the USA (10%-11%). The  other importers of Armenian wines are Kazakhstan, Italy, France,  Bulgaria, Belgium, Poland, Lithuania, Canada, China, Israel, Greece,  Czech Republic, the United Kingdom, Australia, the United Arab  Emirates, Belarrrus, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Taiwan, Iceland.  

Armenia`s beer exports totaled 699,400 liters in the first half of  2021 - a 72.1% growth (against a 56.7% decline last year), with a  2-fold rise in the customs value up to $672,900. Russia is the major  importer of Armenian beers, with its share increasing from 64.6% in  the first half of 2020 to 74.7% in the first half of 2021. The other  importers of Armenian beers are the USA (8.1%), France (5.4%), China  (2.8%), Belgium (2.7%), as well as Iraq, Uruguay, Georgia, Argentina,  Latvia, Poland, Lithuania, and UAE.  In the first half of this year,  Armenia increased its exports of ethyl alcohol (up to 80% strong) by  22.9%, up to 12.2mln liters, including alcoholic tinctures, liquors,  and other alcoholic beverages, against a 22.7% decrease in the first  half of last year. The customs value of the products totaled $95.1mln  - a 14.6% year-on-year increase. 

Russia`s share in Armenia     `s ethyl alcohol exports is 85.9%, with  the rest exported to Ukraine, Belarus, Iraq, Georgia, and the USA. No  data on Armenian cognac exports are available.


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