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April imports fall.

April imports fall

Beer imports to the United States fell 12.5 percent in April as compared to shipments of a year ago. Over the first four months of 1991, shipments were down 7.8 percent to 71.9 million gallons.

The Netherlands exports to America were reported at 5.2 million gallons, or a 27.1-percent decline from last April's 7.2 million gallons. For the year, the Netherlands is running 9.5 percent behind the corresponding period a year ago.

To the north, Canada notched a slight 2.9-percent slide to 5.4 million gallons. All told, the Canadian brewers have fallen a mere 1.9 percent to 18.1 million gallons in 1991.

Mexico, meanwhile, reported its shipments had jumped nearly 40 percent to 3.7 million gallons from last year's 2.7 million. With the help of that increase, Mexico enjoyed a 1.9-percent increase to 12 million gallons as compared to the same period in 1990.

Across the Atlantic, the United Kingdom noted shipments had fallen 12.7 percent to 760,585 gallons from last April's 871,015. Through the first four months of the year, England's shipments to the U.S. are 5.6-percent fewer than the corresponding period in 1990.

Japan's April beer shipments to the U.S. decline 15.1 percent to 327,669 gallons from April 1990's 385,751. For the year-to-date figures, Japan reported a 4.4-percent drop to 1.3 million gallons from 1.4 million a year ago.

Australian beer imports into America slipped 63.2 percent from 615,141 gallons to 226,251. However, through the first four months of 1991, Australian beer shipments remain 0.4-percent above those reported during the same period in 1990.
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Title Annotation:beer imports
Publication:Modern Brewery Age
Date:Jul 8, 1991
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