Cognac production in Armenia falls 5% year-over-year to 3,481 liters in Q1, according to government statistics; wine production falls 7.3% to 1,092 liters, vodka and other hard liquor production down 2.5% to 1,951 liters

YEREVAN, Armenia , May 5, 2014 () – Armenia produced 3,481 liters of cognac in the first quarter of 2014, down 5% year-on-year, the country's National Statistics Service reported.

Russia and other CIS countries are the main markets for Armenia cognac.

Armenian wine production fell 7.3% to 1,092 liters, while vodka and other hard liquor production was down 2.5% at 1,951 liters.

Output of champagne wines advanced 20.1% to 71,100 liters, and beer - 110% to 3,377 liters.

Cognac production increased 9.6% year-on-year in 2013 to 20.285 million liters. Wine production fell 12.3% to 6.422 million liters, champagne wines - 12% to 536,400 liters, and beer - 45.2% to 19.848 million liters.

Vodka and other hard liquor production fell 1.6% to 9.938 million liters.

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