17. 10. 2016
In the nearest future, the price of the alcoholic drinks will rise by nearly 23 % in Ukraine. This decision was made by the Ukrainian government. This question was discussed at a closed meeting in the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade. The alcohol manufacturers also participated in the conference. An increasing the cost of alcohol products is expected during the two weeks.
According to the politics, the price raising of the alcoholic drinks will only benefit. Firstly, more money will flow into the state budget. Secondly, the number of the counterfeits will reduce. The deputies believe that the higher cost of the alcoholic beverages will decrease the risk of the falsification’s production.
However, the experts predict that an increasing of the price will cause an opposite reaction. Less money will be transferred to the budget, and illegal production of alcohol will rise rapidly. Consequently, the risk of the poisoning by the low-quality vodka will also increase.