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Beer shipments down

This article was originally published in Foodnews

JAPANESE beer shipments in March were down 10.9% on the same month of 2010 as the earthquake and tsunami that struck the country hit output and consumer spending. Some 33.34 million cases (of 12.66 litres each) were shipped in March, the third largest decline for the month since 1992 when comparable data became available. Total shipments from January to March fell 1.1% to a new record low of 85.14 million cases for the three-month period.


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