39% of Es­to­ni­ans bought al­co­hol out­side their coun­try

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With the al­co­hol ex­cise in Es­to­nia be­ing con­sid­er­ably higher in than in its neigh­bour­ing Baltic coun­try, Latvia, it has been found in a poll that close to 40% of Es­to­ni­ans have ei­ther pur­chased al­co­holic bev­er­ages in Latvia or asked com­pa­tri­ots to buy some for them over the past 12 months.

Es­to­nian pub­lic broad­caster ERR re­ports on Thurs­day, April 19, that the price of al­co­holic drinks and Es­to­nia’s high ex­cise duty on the bev­er­ages has ac­tively de­bated over the past few months in Es­to­nia.

A new opin­ion poll by so­ci­ol­ogy re­searcher Turu-uuringute AS now pro­vides sta­tis­tics, and shows that over the past year a to­tal of 39% of Es­to­nian res­i­dents pur­chased less costly al­co­hol in shops in Latvia.

The sta­tis­tics in­clude peo­ple, who have trav­elled with the pur­pose of shop­ping on the other side of the south­ern Es­to­nian bor­der and also con­sumers, who asked oth­ers to buy and ring al­co­hol from Latvia for them.

Pan­therMe­dia/SCANPIX

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