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Imports up slightly.

Beer imports into the United States in July were 144.2 million gallons, which was up a slight 0.2 percent over the corresponding period in 1991.

For the first seven months of 1992, beer imports increased 5.7 percent to 152.4 million gallons when compared to a year earlier.

The Netherlands shipped 7.7 million gallons to the U.S. during the month, thereby notching a 13.7-percent increase over July 1991. All told, Dutch shipments were 43.6 million gallons through July -- a 3.9-percent rise when compared to the year earlier.

Canadian beer shipments to the U.S. increased 0.1 percent to 8 million gallons during the period, and 6.1 percent to 40.9 million gallons through the first seven months of the year.

Mexico, meanwhile, saw shipments drop 2.9 percent to 4.9 million gallons during July. However, through July, Mexico reported a 16.3-percent increase 29.2 million gallons from 1991's 25.1 million.

For the month, Germany was down 18.2 percent to 2.6 million gallons from July 1991's 3.1 million. Through July, German beer shipments to American remained in the black with a 0.9-percent increase to 15.7 million.

In the Pacific, Japanese beer shipments to America fell 11 percent to 602,064 gallons from 676,778 gallons in July 1991. Through July, Japan shipped 3 million gallons to the U.S., a 10-percent increase over the same period a year ago.

Australian beer shipments continued to suffer the absence of Foster's products with a 90.3 percent decrease to 55,682 gallons. Through July, Australia was down 47.6 percent to 1.8 million gallons from 3.5 million in 1991.

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Title Annotation:import of beer into the US
Publication:Modern Brewery Age
Date:Oct 19, 1992
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