China. In the first quarter of 2016, the growth rate of beer imports slowed and exports accelerated

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The growth rate of beer imports to China in March 2016 slowed. This is evidenced by data of the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China.

For example, in March of this year, the country imported 48.8 million litres of beer, which is 39.3% more than in March last year. But in 2014, this increase was 93.5%.


At the same time, in March, beer exports began to grow rapidly – by 22.3%. In March 2014 there was a decline in export volumes by 0.4%.


China imported 100.39 million litres of beer for the period from January to March 2016. This year the growth in the first quarter was 34.2% versus 74.7% of last year. The exports for January-March 2016 increased by 17.9% and reached 67.57 million litres.