17.5% GROWTH RECORDED IN BRANDY PRODUCTION IN ARMENIA IN FIRST QUARTER OF 2010

PanARMENIAN.Net
April 30, 2010 - 18:16 AMT 13:16 GMT

2.75mln liters of brandy were produced in Armenia from January-March
2010 which is 17.5% higher as compared with the same period of last
year. 1.34mln liters of vodka were produced during the first quarter
of 2010 that is 49.4% lower as compared with the same period of last
year, the National Statistical Service reported.

Besides, 973.9 thous. liters of wine were produced from January-March
2010 against 803.1thous. liters during the same period of 2009
(21.3% growth).

>From January-March 2010, 1.85mln liters of beer were produced in
Armenia that is 58.9% higher as compared with the same period of
2009.Productionof sparkling winesincreased by 29.4%, making 54.1
thous.liters.

Production of soft drinks reduced by 11.7% during the first quarter
of 2010, reaching 6.6mln liters.