31.07.2009 19:28 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Brandy production decreased by 50,4 per cent in
Armenia over January-June 2009, compared to the same period of last
year. According to the RA National Statistical Service, over first
half-year 3626.8 thousand liters of cognac were produced in Armenia.

The 5.9 per cent fall has been observed in the production of liquor and
vodka (5406.3 thousand liters) over the same period, beer production
has also decreased by 3.1 per cent to 4505.3 thousand liters.

Production of wine increased by 8.9 per cent reaching 1482.5 thousand
liters, and the production of sparkling wine grew by 13.6 per cent
to 70.3 thousand liters.

Over the first half-year production of soft drinks (soft drinks,
carbonated and energy drinks, etc.) declined by 12,4 per cent and
amounted to 16.5 million liters, the national statistical service