JAPAN: Beer sales continue to recover post-earthquake - figures
Beer sales are continuing to recover in Japan
Beer sales in Japan are continuing to recover with volumes edging up slightly in the six months to June, latest figures show.
Total sales rose from 12.2m hectolitres in the same period in 2011, to 12.4m hectolitres, according to a report released by the Brewers Association of Japan today (11 July). Domestic consumption was up just over 2%, while imports fell slightly to 36,230 hectolitres in the same period.
Japan's beer market has been slowly recovering since the tsunami and earthquake that hit the country last March. In April this year, beer sales also registered a slight rise in the three months to March.
Sectors: Beer & cider
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