We look at the production of drinks. The beverage industry production index in March 2021 compared to March last year amounted to 108.5%, in the first quarter of 2021 - 108.8%.
Vodka in March was bottled 6.1 million decaliters or 122 million bottles of half a liter (Russian "pol-litra"). The wineries produced 2.6 million decaliters or 26 million liter packs. The breweries dispensed 67.2 million decalitres or 448 million "poltorashka"-s in Russian, 3 such bottles per capita for one Russian citizen of all ages. Drinking water (without flavoring and sugar-containing substances) produced 781 million decaliters, soft drinks - 73 million deciliters.
By March of the pandemic year, the maximum growth was shown by the wine and vodka business, with an increase of 13.9% and 13.4%, respectively. Beer lags behind by 2 times, has grown only by 6.4%. Water production showed a decline of 8%, while non-alcoholic beverages rose by almost 10%.
Regarding the dynamics of March, by February of this year, all drinks showed a significant increase: the least of all was in wine by 16.7%, most of all in non-alcoholic beverages - 27.2%. #Vodka, #beer and #water rose by an average of 17%.
If we compare the 1st quarter between 2021/2020, then the champion was wine, which gave an increase of 22%, but the Russians drank less water by 4%. @agrorisk