Beer Consumption Drops 15% in El Salvador

The demand for this beverage in bars and restaurants shows a drop of up to 30%.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Since the month of January, explains the president of Industrias La Constancia, Martin Van Dam, changes in consumption habits show that part of the demand for beer consumption at bars and restaurants will be transferred to the supermarket sector.

Patricia Palma highlights statements by Martin Van Dam in an article in Elsalvador.com: “This decline is not exactly equal to the one experienced by sales of Industrias La Constancia, which is better, but we are at a lower level than last year.”

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The Beer Market in Panama

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June 2011

In 2010 sales of the beverage grew by 6% compared to the previous year.

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March 2011

In 2010, the industry produced 235 million liters of beer, 2.3% higher than 2009.

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"Cervecería Nacional invested $ 5.3 million to increase production capacity by 20% and to produce Miller Lite beer for the first time in Panama," Prensa.com reported.

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