Estonian alcohol producers: Sales on Latvian border double in Q1

In the first three months of 2018, more than twice as much alcohol was sold on the Latvian-Estonian border than during the same period last year, according to sales figures of alcohol producers and importers, reported Estonia's public broadcaster ERR

In the first quarter of 2017 nearly 2.8 million liters of alcoholic beverages were sold on the Latvian border, this figure had increased by 6.6 million, more than doubling the total volume, the Estonian Food Industry Association said.

The association collected the sales results of alcohol producers and importers in the first quarter, which show that while a total of 1.9 million liters of beer were sold on the Latvian border in the first quarter of 2017, this year's first quarter total increased to 4.5 million. The sales of hard liquor, meanwhile, increased from 490,000 to 600,000 liters.

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