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November imports to U.S. increase.

November imports to U.S. increase

According to Beer Institute statistics, total beer imports into the United States during November, 1990, were up 6.9 percent over the corresponding period in 1989. Imports through November were 252.8 million gallons, or 0.8-percent greater than last year's figures over the same time frame. The Netherlands continued good shipments in November, reporting a 15.9-percent increase over last year to 8.1 million gallons. Through the first 11 months of 1990, Holland shipped 77.3 million gallons to America--a jump of 4.5 percent.

Germany's shipments increased 6.2 percent in the period to 2.8 million gallons from 2.6 million. All told, Germany has shown a 3.8-percent increase, increasing shipments by more than one million gallons over 1989's corresponding period.

To our north, Canadian shipments to U.S. realized a minimal gain of 0.5 percent. Through the first 11 months of 1990, Canada is off 3.6 percent to 59.9 million gallons from 62.1 million.

In November, Mexican beer shipments were down 10.5 percent to 2.6 million gallons from 1989's three million. For the year-to-date through November, Mexico has dropped 7.3 percent to 46.6 million gallons as compared to the prior year's 50.3 million gallons.

In the Pacific, Australia saw an marked 114-percent increase in shipments to the U.S. during the month, exporting 924,091 gallons. Over the first 11 months, Japan's exports totaled 5.9 million compared to 1989's 4.3 million.

Japan's November exports to America were up 11.9 percent to 378,296 gallons. The island-nation's shipments experienced a 6.7-percent decline to four million gallons through the first 11 months.
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Title Annotation:total beer imports
Publication:Modern Brewery Age
Date:Feb 4, 1991
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