Baltika's exports in Q1 rose by 17% year-on-year, the company reported last week. The brewery, based in St Petersburg, saw exports in the first quarter increase to 2.122m decalitres.

In 2003, Baltika's exports amounted to 10m decalitres, or 6.1% of the brewery's total sales.

The company is a subsidiary of Baltic Beverage Holding, which owns 75.5% of the company.