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February's beer imports decline.

February's beer imports decline

Imported beer shipments into the United States in February continued on an overall downtrend. Total shipments for the month declined 10.1 percent to 16.6 million gallons as compared to last year's 18.5 million. Through the first two months of 1991, nearly 32.5 million gallons were realized, while during the same period a year ago imports equaled 36 million.

Canadian beer shipments dipped slightly in February, dropping 3.8 percent to 3.6 million gallons from last year's 3.8 million. For the year, Canada reported shipping 7.5 million gallons, compared to 7.9 million in 1990.

Netherlands, in the meantime, saw a 10.8-percent shipment increase in February as the country sent over 5.5 million gallons to the U.S. Holland's shipments over the the first two months were also up, albeit slightly, 1.3 percent to 10.1 million gallons.
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Publication:Modern Brewery Age
Date:May 6, 1991
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