China's beer exports in July continued the country's downward trend. Figures released by China's General Administration of Customs showed that the country exported 12.23m litres of beer valued at US$5.8m in July.

Exports in the seven months from January to July reached 78.49m litres valued at US$38.781m, down 19% and 21.7% respectively year-on-year.

Exports have been behind 2003's exports throughout this year, dropping behind by as much as 22.2% in value in April.