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EU canned drinks market still robust in recession-hit year

This article was originally published in Foodnews

THE EU canned drinks industry remained relatively stable last year despite the economic crisis, according to data collected by the Beverage Can Makers of Europe (BCME). Total sales reached 51.5 billion in 2009, a slight drop of 2.4% compared with 2008 figures. BCME attributes the decrease to a 17.5% fall in the amount of cans sold in ex-Soviet Union countries following the recession.



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