Ukrspyrt plans to export 2 mln decaliters of spirit by late 2015
State enterprise Ukrspyrt plans to export 2 million decaliters of ethyl spirit by late 2015.
"We have very ambitious plans on exports. Preliminarily we have contracts for almost 2 million decaliters, and this would allow [for] launching four or five more distilleries," acting director of Ukrspyrt Roman Ivaniuk said at a press conference in Kyiv on Monday.
He said Ukrspyrt is focusing on the use of the annual quota for duty-free imports of spirit to the EU.
He said that at present, over 14 out of the 41 Ukrspyrt distilleries are operating. It is planned that with the start of wine-making season, demand for Ukrspyrt's products will grow, which will load more enterprises.
"At the best of times Ukrspyrt exported 10 million decaliters. I think that in 2016 we should orient to this figure," he said.
Ukrspyrt is managed by the Ministry of Agricultural Policy and Food. Last year Ukrspyrt distilleries manufactured about 15 million decaliters of alcohol, the entire volume was sold in the domestic market.