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Alcohol production in Latvia dropped by 14.8% in nine months



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In the nine months of this year, the volume of alcohol produced in Latvia decreased by 14.8%, depending on the fluctuation indicators of excise goods collected by the State Revenue Service (SRS).

In total, in the nine months of 2018, Latvia produced 9.69 million liters of absolute alcohol, which is 1.68 million liters less than in nine months of 2017.

In particular, the volume of ethyl alcohol produced in the nine months was 2.13 million liters of absolute alcohol, which is 41.5% lower than in the nine months of 2017. The amount of dehydrated alcohol product is 7.558 million liters of absolute alcohol, 2.2% less than in the nine months of 2017.

The volume of ethyl alcohol imported into Latvia during the nine months was 10.324 million liters of absolute alcohol, which is 8.4% lower than in the nine months of 2017. Ethyl alcohol is imported from Latvia, Russia, Slovakia, Estonia, Germany, Lithuania and Sweden.

In nine months, the amount of ethyl alcohol in Latvia increased 1.93 times or 3.506 million liters of absolute alcohol. In the nine months, 7.277 million liters of absolute alcohol were sold, but in the nine months of 2017 – 3.77 million liters of absolute alcohol.

The volume of alcohol used in the manufacture of alcoholic beverages during the nine months was 9.621 million liters of absolute alcohol, which is 12.1% lower than the amount spent in the nine months of 2017 – 10.947 million liters of alcohol absolute.

In the nine months of this year, alcohol was exported to other EU countries, and alcohol was exported to 2.543 million liters of absolute alcohol, 3.2 times less than in the nine months of 2017 .

It has already been reported that in 2017 ethyl alcohol was produced in Latvia at a total of 15.85 million liters of absolute alcohol, 60% more than in 2016, while the volume of ethyl alcohol sold in Latvia increased by 27% last year, reaching 5,936 million liters of absolute alcohol.

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