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Sale of illegal beverages surpasses 40% of Brazilian market

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The market of smuggled and counterfeit alcoholic beverages surpassed the mark of 40% of total alcohol commercial transactions in Brazil. The surge occurred during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

A study coordinated by international consultancy Euromonitor in September 2020 pointed out that the turnover of illegal spirits represented 37.9% of total market share at the time.

With the second wave, the same survey indicated that in 2021 there would be an increase of 10% over the previous rate, thus breaking the 40% barrier.

The alert led to these data being debated during the 33rd National Conference . . .

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