The Russian division of Anheuser-Busch InBev has announced the intended closure of another of its breweries in the country.

The closure of the facility in the administrative state of Perm, announced by SUN InBev yesterday (25 March), follows that of Kursk in August 2012 and of Novocheboksarsk in June last year. The country's beer market has been badly hit over the past few years as legislation to curb alcohol sales has taken hold.

Tax rises, a ban both on advertising and on sales in kiosks means that the market has dropped 25% since 2008, according to market analysts Investcafe. 

A-B Inbev’s own sales in Russia dropped 13.6% last year.

“In the context of a general decline in the market due to increased tax and administrative burden, strengthening legislative regulation, the company must act and take necessary measures to maintain its business in Russia,” the company said in a statement.

InBev has six remaining breweries in the country.