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You're reading: Russian alcohol preferences not changing, vodka, beer still tops

Moscow - Russians' preferences in alcoholic beverages are not changing, and vodka and beer are still top of the heap, as evidenced by Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) figures for January-November released on Saturday.

Vodka (by pure alcohol) accounted for 49.9% of sales (1.417 billion liters) and beer for 32.4% (9.690 million liters). Vodka’s share of sales slipped from 50.2% in January-November 2011, while beer’s increased from 31.8%.

Wine accounted for 10.2% of alcohol sales (851.5 million liters), cognac for 4% (108.5 million liters), and champagne for 1.2% (268.6 million liters). These figures were little changed from January-November of last year.

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