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March imports to the United States increase 0.6 percent.

March imports to the United States increase 0.6 percent

Imports into the United States during March showed a slight gain of 0.6 percent; however, over the first three months of 1990, imports were down seven-percent over the same period last year.

Canada showed virtually no change in imports during March, reporting 4.92 million gallons shipped to the U.S.--3,000 gallons more than March 1989. Nonetheless, despite the slight increase during the month, Canada continues to run 21.8-percent below last year's first quarter figures.

Similarly, the Netherlands showed an increase in exports to the United States in March, slating a 12.4-percent upswing. Nonetheless, for the year-to-date, the Netherlands is down 5.1 percent.

West Germany bucked the trend in March, showing a 1.1 percent-rise in March and a 5.4 percent jump to 7.36 million in 1990.

In the Pacific, both Australia and New Zealand continued posting impressive imports in the U.S., reporting a 47.8-percent and 80.8 percent increase, respectively. For the year, Australian imports to the States are up 61.5 percent to 1.38 million gallons, while New Zealand, which reported 387,848 gallons through March, increased 59.2 percent over last year.

South of the Border in Mexico, imports to the U.S. dropped 37.5-percent for the period.
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Publication:Modern Brewery Age
Date:Jun 4, 1990
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