Carlsberg is looking to invest in its Serbian unit next year, according to local reports.

Trade minister Predrag Bubalo was cited in reports yesterday (6 November) as saying that the brewer has plans to invest EUR20m (US$29.1m) in Carlsberg Serbia, formally Pivara Celarevo, in an effort to increase production by 36% in the next year.

Bubalo added that the company currently exports around 25% of its production.

Carlsberg was recently reportedly linked to be interested in the sale of Pivara MB, part of domestic group Rodic, after the owners of the brewery were rumoured to be in talks with four large world brewers over the sale.

No-one was immediately available for comment at Carlsberg when contacted by just-drinks today.