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January imports suffer 9.7% slump.

January imports suffer 9.7% slump

Imported beer shipments into the United States got off to a slow start in January, according to recent totals from the Beer Institute. Total imports for the month totaled 15.8 million gallons, a 9.7-percent decline from January 1989's 17.5 million.

Canada reported shipments were down 7.2 percent to 3.85 million gallons from last year's 4.15 million gallons.

Mexican beer shipments into the country dropped 22 percent for the month. Imports from "south of the border" were 2.49 million gallons, while shipments were 3.2 million in January 1989.

The Netherlands showed signs of decline with an 8.3-percent fall to 4.56 million gallons.

Showing continued signs of improved import sales, the United Kingdom notched a 24.1-percent increase during January.

Ireland increased its imports from 644,096 gallons to 392,860 gallons - a 64-percent jump.
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