Rus News Journal

Vodka will soon fall in price?

vodka becomes even cheaper! - has rushed yesterday on information tapes. A pier, the government has reflected on serious decrease in the excise on spirit. And it will inevitably lead to that a bottle white-headed will fall in the price from averages 72 to 55 roubles. So, you look, the people will stop to drink substitutes and palenku and will go over on legal production.
 
the Analytical note About measures of regulation of the alcoholic market has been dispatched the first vitse - prime minister Victor Zubkov in interested departments still on June, 4th. Its sense is that: to lower the present rate of the excise on alcohol about 173,5 roubles (on spirit litre) to 100 roubles. Thus to take the excise it is supposed not from the manufacturer of spirit, and then also from the manufacturer of vodka as it becomes now, and in one place. The existing rate, according to authors of an analytical note, Creates economic motivating for legal and illegal acquisition and transportation of spirit with a view of manufacture not considered in the reporting of factories - manufacturers of vodka . Decrease in the excise rate will lead to considerable reduction in price of vodka the house-keeper - a class (type Russian ) With 72 to 55 roubles, to share reduction levaka in the market and to increase of a collecting of duties. About it the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the other profile ministries and departments should give the opinion till June, 14th. But it on a paper. That will occur actually, we have decided to ask experts.
 
- These measures at all will not lead to decrease in a share of illegal vodka, - the independent expert on alcoholic production Konstantin AVERKIN considers. - Retail of the price will not lower, because in calculations of authors of a note two errors are put. They consider that the distributor takes 10 percent, and retail - 15. In a reality retail - from 30 to 50 % has the first 20, and. Actually I am assured that the state will not reduce anything...
 
- On Wednesday the State Duma makes the decision on increase of rates of excises on alcohol, - the president of National alcoholic association Paul SHAPKIN has burst out laughing. - rate of increase of excises on alcohol will be accelerated. Instead of the planned 6,5 % a year to 10 %. In 2009 the excise will make 191 rouble from spirit litre, in 2010 - 210 roubles, in 2011 - m - already 231 rouble. On - to mine, nobody doubts that the decision on increase will be accepted deputies on hurrah.
 
That is since next year a type bottle Russian will rise in price roubles to 85. And by 2011 its price will exceed 100 roubles. It is paradoxical, but the majority of experts believe that the price of illegal vodka remains former...
 
But how so it has turned out, what while one officials consider a question on decrease in excises, others are going to raise them, to the contrary?
 
- Alas, on this question you will not find the answer, - the director of Department of the information of the Union of participants of the alcoholic market Vadim DROBIZ has evasively responded. - In Russia in regulation of the alcoholic market are engaged 8 ministries and departments, and each of them has interests. Here also it turns out that one gosudareva a hand on - former does not know, than another is engaged...