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54.14% more alcohol exported from Latvia; most of it to Russia

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In the first eight months of 2017, a total of 102.259 million litres of alcoholic drinks was exported from Latvia, which is 54.14% more when compared with the same period of last year.

89.2% of this volume was exported mostly to Russia. 10.8% was exported to European Union member states, according to excise tax circulation indexes compiled by Latvian State Revenue Service.
 

Exports of alcoholic drinks from Latvia grew 64.11% in the first eight months of 2017. 91.9 million litres of alcohol was exported from Latvia in the first nine months of 2017, as opposed to 55.57 million litres in 2016.
 

11.07 million litres of alcoholic drinks was exported to EU member states, which is 2.74% more than 2016, when 10.77 million litres was exported.
 

Aside from beer, 29.91 million litres of alcoholic drinks was produced in Latvia in the first eight months of 2017. Compared with the first seven months of 2016, 0.76% less alcoholic drinks were produced this year.

BNN/LETA

17-10-2017
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