Estimated expenditures of Russians for alcohol and tobacco

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In 2018, the Russians are on average spent on the purchase of alcoholic beverages and tobacco products to three percent of total consumption expenditures. This is evidenced by the data of Rosstat published on the Agency’s website.

It is noted that most funds for the purchase of these goods spend the inhabitants of the Jewish Autonomous region — 6 percent, Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug to 5.7 percent, the Republic of Khakassia and Kostroma region and 4.3 percent of total expenditures.

Least these products consume the inhabitants of Chechnya (0.1 per cent), Ingushetia (0.3 per cent), Karachay-Cherkessia (1.2 percent), Dagestan and Tambov oblast (by 1.4 percent).

Residents spending on alcohol and tobacco in Moscow and St. Petersburg amounted to 3.4 percent and 2.7 percent of total expenditures, respectively.

In June, the Ministry of health approved the bill on creation in Russia specialised shops for the sale of tobacco and alcohol. The office noted that the restriction of the sale of the products will decrease their consumption. However, the idea was not approved by the Federal Antimonopoly service and the Ministry of economic development. They felt that the opening of the spetsmagazinah much impact on other outlets.

In February of last year it was reported that the sale of alcohol in Russia rose by 4.6 percent, but its share in the volume of goods of everyday consumption in monetary terms decreased from 20.2 to 20 percent.

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