Strong demand despite increased excise duty

  • 2010-05-05
  • By Ella Karapetyan
TALLINN - Despite the excise duty on alcohol going up starting in January this year, Estonian alcohol producers have been working at full capacity to meet the demands of its customers. According to Ivar Aus, chairman of Altia Eesti, the second largest alcohol producer in Estonia, however, the company expected the first three or four months of 2010 to be very quiet, since all major alcohol retailers still have large stocks of alcohol.Aus said that advance sales usually make up 50 percent of Altia’s year-end production. He added that December sales are normally 30 percent h...
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