REUTERS Production of vodka of an alcoholic strength by volume of ≤ 45.4% in Ukraine in January-April 2018 fell by 20.2% year-over-year, to 3.7 million decaliters and brandy output dropped by 9.6%, to 591,000 decaliters. Vodka production in April 2018 alone was 1 million decaliters, which was 4.4% up on March 2018 and 50.1% up on April 2017, the State Statistics Service of Ukraine said. Read alsoUkraine to increase alcoholic beverage imports from Azerbaijan - media Brandy production in April 2018 was 591,000 decaliters, which was 10.7% down on March 2018 and 2.7% down on April 2017, it said. Production of liqueurs and other alcoholic beverages in Ukraine in January-April 2018 increased by 17.3% compared to the same period last year to 2.1 million decaliters. In April 2018 alone, production of liqueurs and other spirits amounted to 558,000 decaliters, which is 14.6% more than last month and 3.6% down on April 2017. The report does not include data from the occupied areas of Crimea, Sevastopol and Donbas. As UNIAN reported, vodka production in Ukraine in 2017 decreased by 17.6%, that of brandy by 13%, while production of liquors and other alcoholic beverages in Ukraine in 2017 increased by 18.3%.