Soft drinks exports from Moscow rose 58% from January to April this year to $11.3 million compared to the same period last year, according to the press service of the Moscow Department of Investment and Industrial Policy.
According to Deputy Mayor of Moscow Vladimir Efimov, the main share of this export category of goods came from sodas and juices (more than $9 million).
"The supply of drinking products abroad is steadily increasing every year. Thus, soda exports in the first four months of this year increased by 117% by January-April 2020 and by 148% by the same figure for 2019," he specified.
In the center "Mosprom" noted that from Moscow to other countries sent drinking water of 1.54 million dollars and mineral water (600 thousand dollars). Non-alcoholic beer from Moscow began to be imported eight times more: it was delivered abroad this year for almost $17 thousand against $1.9 thousand in 2019.
The main importers of soft drinks from Moscow in the first four months of this year were Uzbekistan ($4 million), Belarus (about $2.1 million) and Kazakhstan ($1.93 million). At the same time, Moscow opened up nine new markets for such products for the first time in 2021: Saudi Arabia, Estonia, Hong Kong, South Korea, Panama, Belgium and Cambodia, said the head of the Department of Investment and Industrial Policy Alexander Prokhorov.
Mosprom noted that the markets of the Middle East (Belarus, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan) and the Middle East (UAE and Saudi Arabia) are among the prospective export destinations for non-alcoholic beverages.
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