In the third quarter of 2016, sharply reduced deliveries of alcohol to Russia from-for transition to excise stamps of the new sample. About it writes on Thursday the newspaper “Kommersant” , citing data from the customs statistics.
With a shortage of tax stamps of a new sample of the many foreign suppliers of alcohol collided in mid-summer. After that, the supply of rum fell by 61.4%, while imports of whiskey decreased by 41%.
Marked reduction of import wines. So, imported table wines declined by 25.6 per cent, and sparkling – by 13.4%. Imports of vermouth and flavored wines decreased by almost half.
In the first half of 2016, all categories showed growth, particularly noticeable on the background of failure in 2015 – and this was explained by the strengthening of the ruble.
In General due to a failure tretiego quarter sank the supply of alcohol in Russia in the first nine months of the year: whiskey imports during this time declined by 17.9% to 14.7 million litres of rum – 12.6%, to 2.5 million litres and still wines – 5.9 percent, to 113.7 million liters, sparkling by 1.3% to 18.21 million liters, vermouths and the flavored wines 17%, to 6.85 million liters.
The current decline in market participants relates to the fact that many importers have experienced in this period a shortage of excise stamps. From 1 July they had to get a brand new model, however, due to bureaucratic delays, the process of issuance only began in late summer.
The publication gives a review of the President of the wine company Simple Maxim Kashirin, who said that most companies only at the end of September began steadily to a new brand.
Thus, notes the edition with reference to the Manager of one of the distributors of alcohol, the problem with excise stamps to a lesser degree affected international companies Diageo, Bacardi and Pernod Ricard. These companies have not a great variety, as Russian importers, so they could afford to buy more old brand for its products and generate large runoff, that got us through the third quarter without losses.