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Germans Intake of Beer is Lessening

by Nancy Needhima on January 31, 2012 at 11:21 PM
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Germans Intake of Beer is Lessening

Consumption of beer in Germany, which has been progressively waning over the last decade, was a tad lower again last year, official data pointed on Monday.

The federal statistics office Destatis calculated that German breweries sold a total 98.2 million hectolitres of beer in 2011, 0.1 percent less than in 2010.

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Domestic beer sales were down 0.8 percent at 82.7 million hectolitres, while beer exports increased by 4.0 percent to 15.5 million hectolitres, Destatis said in a statement.

Just over a decade ago, in 2000, overall beer sales amounted to 109.8 million hectolitres and domestic beer sales to 98.8 million hectolitres, while beer exports stood at 11.0 million hectolitres.

Source: AFP
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