SABMiller's Czech brewing unit Plzensky Prazdroj has plans to double its exports over the next five years.

Speaking to just-drinks today (5 October), the company confirmed it aims to double its global exports following recent reports that it would up its lager exports across the US market.

A spokesperson for the company said: "The company has invested CZK1.5bn (US$77.2m) in expansion and taste improvement."

"This rate of growth should not be assumed to automatically apply to each and every market," the brewer added.

According to a local Czech newspaper, the plans to double its exports of its premium lager Pilsner Urquell to the US within five years.

The company's chief executive Mike Short told the daily Hospodarske Noviny that the company's exports of the lager to the US are at 150,000 hectoliters annually, "but our sales projections see it doubled within five years."