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Japan Jan.-June Beer, Quasi-Beer Shipments Hit Another Low

Japan Jan.-June Beer, Quasi-Beer Shipments Hit Another Low

   Tokyo, July 11 (Jiji Press)--Shipments of beer and quasi-beer products in Japan in January-June fell to a record low for the sixth consecutive year, according to data released by five major domestic makers on Wednesday.
   Total beer and quasi-beer shipments by Asahi Breweries Ltd., Kirin Co., Suntory Beer Ltd., Sapporo Breweries Ltd. and Orion Breweries Ltd. declined 3.6 pct from a year earlier to 183.37 million cases. Each case contains the equivalent of 20 633-milliliter bottles.

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