According to the President of the Ukrainian Analytical Center Alexander Okhrimenko, in the first six months of this year, the inhabitants of our country spent about 12.4 billion. hryvnias for the purchase of cigarettes and other tobacco products.
While 3.5 billion was spent on the purchase of dairy products. hryvnias, and for bakery products – only 1.8 billion. UAH. In total, for the first half of 2012, Ukrainians spent 76 billion on products in the retail network. UAH. This amount is only 6.7 % of all the money spent by the population in official trade.
In other words, our compatriots agree to save on bread, but knowing the principle of work and reading a description of the convection furnace, many arrange mini-bells at home. Also fascination with diets helps to save on confectionery products, which have cost Ukrainians 3.3 million. UAH. But not the high cost of tobacco products, nor a potential hazard for health stop people who are used to smoking.
The high price of alcoholic products also does not prevent this product from holding leadership positions in popularity. According to the analytical center, from January to June, Ukrainians spent about 12 billion on vodka and other strong drinks. hryvnias, despite the fact that only 7 billion went to non -alcoholic drinks. hryvnias.