Beer sales in Denmark continued to fall in the first half of this year, according to recent figures. The country's tax authority said today (23 September) that beer consumption fell by 6.3% year-on-year in the six-month period.

Beer sales in the country have fallen steadily since 1994 when they peaked, due in part to a growing preference for wine and increased beer purchases from Germany, where lower taxes mean cheaper beer.

Carlsberg currently holds about 66% share of Denmark's beer market.