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Will the price of beer, wine and spirits go up?

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I love Thai beer, especially Leo and Chang….I'm not sure how my mates would feel drinking the stuff AT 140 A BOTTLE? Some are already struggling after the fall in the value of the pound which has driven pensions down to poverty levels. Cheap housing, booze and cigs are the main ingredients of many folks' lives in Thailand there there will come a point where it becomes better going back to the UK.

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Needless to say, the price goes up for beer and wine under the pretext of protecting the hard drinking Thai people. Nobody ever talks about the real dangerous stuff, the Lao Khao is as cheap as ever and the most dangerous for the part of the population that need the protection. Wine drinkers are seldom alcoholics.

The price of wine is  high, but affordable, if it goes up, the market will shrink.

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

But Somchai Phoonsawat of the revenue department was quoted as saying that the change to the levy collection arrangements would not be passed onto the consumer.

Would you believe a guy named Somchai?? Off to the frig and grab a cheap beer. 

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12 minutes ago, Trujillo said:

Beer prices Thailand.jpg

 

Sorry, there is no English version of this, yet. 

Is that meant to be the duty/tax on a litre of wine on the left going from 519 to 1482 or on a 75cl bottle?

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PLEASE for the love of all that is holy, follow the footsteps of Philadelphia's Sugary Beverage Tax. It would be greatly enriching my entertainment.

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2 hours ago, outsider said:

Everything is relative, isn't it... hahaha. Having lived extensively in Malaysia, I consider alcohol prices in Thailand to be cheap! Very cheap. A proper drinking session is always on the agenda of visiting Malasian friends. I think Malaysia is one of most expensive places in the world to have a drink - forgot that website that did the ranking and can't be arsed to look for it. As an example - a can of Heineken in Thailand 7-11 is what, around THB40? In Malaysia, it's around RM10. That's about THB100. A large bottle of Japanese beer (500, 600ml?) at a 'proper' Japanese restaurant (one that Japaneses go to, not one of those Fuji/Zen chains) in BKK is about THB130 - 150. In KUL, that's going to set you back like RM20+ - or more than THB200. Assuming you can find such a beer in the first place. I know beer's much cheaper in some western countries, even after conversion but since I have never lived extensively in those markets, I guess it's a case of not missing what I never had... LOL Cheers guys

 

Yes everything is relative. When I spend my time in Vietnam I get 2 crates of 455ml beer delivered to the door of my home on the back of a motorbike. Two crates x 24 bottles each = 48 = 300,000 VND TOTAL = US$13.2 = 460 THB = 9.6 THB/bottle. Or a bottle of 330ml Halida in a local sidewalk cafe 25 THB.

Or a 700ml bottle of Jamieson Irish whisky at a nearby BigC at the equivalent of 580THB. No tax or duty on beer and spirits in Vietnam; only wine to try to protect their own wine industry. The government tries to keep the punters happy and expats and tourists get the spin off. 

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3 hours ago, webfact said:

The question is whether the changes will be passed onto the consumer.

No, the question is, how much above and beyond the tax increase will be passed onto the consumers?

 

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3 hours ago, fruitman said:

Yes do it! But don't look strange if it kills the tourism.

I like how - according to TV members - every proposition of the Thai government always is a risk for the tourism... :cool::biggrin:

 

Seriously, ithis could have an impact mainly on the sex-tourists that frequent the beer bars in the red-zones, and so it could be a good thing (IMHO) but even if Thailand would decide to globally forbid beer, there would be still millions of real-tourists willing to visit the country. :welcomeani:

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6 minutes ago, Brer Fox said:

Yes everything is relative. When I spend my time in Vietnam I get 2 crates of 455ml beer delivered to the door of my home on the back of a motorbike. Two crates x 24 bottles each = 48 = 300,000 VND TOTAL = US$13.2 = 460 THB = 9.6 THB/bottle. Or a bottle of 330ml Halida in a local sidewalk cafe 25 THB.

Or a 700ml bottle of Jamieson Irish whisky at a nearby BigC at the equivalent of 580THB. No tax or duty on beer and spirits in Vietnam; only wine to try to protect their own wine industry. The government tries to keep the punters happy and expats and tourists get the spin off. 

Wow, that is damned cheap!

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55 minutes ago, clickblade said:

Beer's way to expensive in most bar now.

People buying beer in bars are paying higher prices for the privilege of looking  at the ladies' bare bums.

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1 minute ago, Bluespunk said:

No, the question is, how much will be passed onto the consumers?

 

As the headline says "Confusion reigns". Presumably once they have finalized the distribution arrangements for the increased tax and sorted out who gets what after the new mark-ups apply then the fog will lift and consumers will be told the extent of the shafting.

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3 hours ago, fruitman said:

Thai beer is filthy anyway and imported beer too expensive so i stopped drinking.

Totally agree Thai beer is filthy no wonder I find it real hard to start drinking local beer without  couple of vomits.  But thanks my friend fruitman I'm switching to imported beer NOW... any suggestions please

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