In Russia during the quarantine, from 30 March to 21 June — online queries round-the-clock delivery of alcohol products in Russia has grown three times in comparison with the same period of 2019, it is estimated the monitoring Centre on alcohol sales (ZMAAP) on the Internet “Shield”.
Among the regions on illegal online sale of alcohol, the leaders are Moscow, the Moscow region, Saint Petersburg, Zabaykalsky Krai, Sverdlovsk oblast. Most of the proposals on the illegal sale and shipping of alcohol are placed in social networks (69%) and messengers (18%), even on sites one-day (9%), blogs (2%), forums, and microblogs (for 1%).
“queries the Peak was in April (more than 36 thousand)”, — noted in the study, which is quoted by TASS. Discovered and new distribution channels and delivery of alcoholic beverages – through mobile apps, geo-marks shops.
Most popular alcoholic beverage in the period of self-isolation for coronavirus COVID-19 in Russia, it was beer. In second place was the wine, followed by vodka, cider and cognac. To such conclusion experts of company “Taxcom” analyzing fiscal data for the sale of alcohol from March to may 2020. Their volume amounted to more than 18 billion receipts.
the Online trade of alcohol can allow in the near future, said earlier the Deputy Minister of industry and trade of Russia Viktor Evtukhov in interview to TV channel “Russia 24”. Currently, the sale of alcohol via the Internet in Russia is prohibited, but this prohibition is not actually valid: to buy alcohol is offered in many sites and pages in social networks.