OREANDA-NEWS. December 24, 2010. Belarus’ output of soft drinks rose 17.1% year-on-year in January-October 2010 to 480.9 billion Belarusian rubles (Br), the National Statistics Committee said in a statement.

In volume terms, soft drink output reached 31 million decaliters, up 21.1% on the year in the first ten months, and mineral water output was at 329.2 million half-liters, up 12.2%.

Drinking water production amounted to 8.51 million decaliters, up 25%.

Inventories of soft drinks were at 48.3% of the average monthly output.