In the first nine months of 2023, the total export of ethyl alcohol and alcoholic beverages from the Republic of Moldova amounted to 157.23 million dollars, an increase of 7.6% compared to the same period in 2022. However, the share of alcohol in the total exports of goods is only 6%, lower than that of vegetable oil, as reported by mold-street.com.
This development is primarily attributed to a threefold increase in the exports of alcoholic beverages to the Ukrainian market, according to statistical data published by the National Bank of Moldova (NBM).
Three countries – around 50% of exports
The data reveals that exports are concentrated in three countries – Belarus, Romania, and Ukraine – where approximately half of the alcohol deliveries from the Republic of Moldova reached in the first three quarters of 2023.
The most significant growth in deliveries occurred in Ukraine – nearly three times, reaching 24.23 million dollars, compared to 8.95 million dollars in the same period of 2022.
Thus, with a share of approximately 15% of total exports, Ukraine has become the third market for Moldovan alcohol.