Who drinks Ukrainian vodka?


Elizaveta Malyshkois a grain market leading expert of "UkrAgroConsult"

Industrial processing of grain in Ukraine has demonstrated a downward trend over the last three years. Production of basic processed products has declined on average by 20% compared with 2013. For instance, beer production has fallen by 29%, vodka – by 43%, malt – by 19%. Only compound fodder production, which has decreased by only 1%, does not fit the overall picture.

In the first half of 2016 the trend of basic grain processed products output decrease continued. In particular, beer production dropped by 9%, vodka – by 4%.

At the same time beer and vodka exports declined in the first half of 2016, which will pressure the industry. The post-Soviet countries, EU, USA and Middle East countries are the main consumers of Ukrainian vodka.

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