Carlsberg has been investigating possible sites for a new brewery in Ukraine.

Local Carlsberg managers have visited a number of different sites in Ukraine, which may be used to build either a new brewery or depot facilities, a company spokesperson told just-drinks today (13 August).

He added, however, that the process was "very premature" and that there was no certainty that anything would be constructed.

Carlsberg increased beer volumes in Ukraine by 9% in the six months to 30 June this year, the Danish brewer said in its recent first half results. The country has been held up as an important growth market by Carlsberg subsidiary Baltic Beverages Holding.     

Previous reports in June this year speculated that Carlsberg planned to build a brewery in Ukraine's Kharkiv region. The group refused to comment on the rumours at the time.