San Miguel Corp has reported a 30% rise in sales in the first eight months of the year, with a double digit increase in beverage revenues.

The Philippine food and drink giant said sales in the period January to August reached PHP139.9 billion.
The strong performance in beverages was driven by volume increases in water, juice and international beer.

International beer sales volumes in the period were up 13% and value rose 9% on the same period last year to US$181.7m. Beer sales performed particularly well in Indonesia and Australia, San Miguel said.