Russian drinks market hit by CO2 shortage


Following its invasion of neighbouring Ukraine earlier this year, Russia was slammed with a multitude of EU-imposed sanctions that have impacted a range of industries within the country.

One such industry is Russia’s carbonated beverage sector, which has been experiencing a shortage of carbon dioxide (CO2) for the past two weeks, according to Russian newspaper Kommersant. 

In March, soft drink giants Coca-Cola Co. and PepsiCo suspended operations within the country, contributing to a change in the Russian carbonated drinks market. 

Disruptions across the full CO2 supply chain – with shortages estimated at 10-15% – have also been due to the decline in fertiliser exports to foreign markets. 

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