BRANDY PRODUCTION INCREASED IN ARMENIA

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August 02, 2012 | 00:31

YEREVAN. - Over 2 million liters of wine was produced in Armenia in
the first half of this year, which is by one-third less, as compared
to the same period of last year, Armenian National Statistical Service
informs Armenian News-NEWS.am.

Instead, brandy production was increased by 44.8 percent for the
aforesaid period making about 8 million liters. It is noteworthy that
the brandy export has sharply increased as well by over 7 million
liters (about $78 million). The brandy export is the second largest
export from Armenia, yielding only to the copper ore.

Official statistics also claim that vodka production has increased by
50 percent making 4 million liters, as compared to last year. At the
same time, beer production remained same making 6.5 million liters,
while champagne production was decreased by almost twice making
38,000 liters.