Russian brewer, Bravo International, which was acquired by Heineken in April, reported a 16% rise beer output in the first half of 2002 to 1.39 hectolitres. The company has an annual capacity of 5m hls.

Bravo has a 17% market share in the St. Petersburg area and a 7% market share in Moscow. In 2001, it produced 2.4m hls of beer, with Okhota, Bochkaryov and Lowenbrau its principal brands.