Cyprus Mail

Domestic beer sales decline, exports soar in Jan-Feb

Beer sales for the local market declined by an annual 38 per cent in the period January–February 2021 with exports soaring 84 per cent compared with the same period last year.

According to the statistical service, total beer deliveries for the first two months of the year amounted to 2.09 million litres, compared with 3.39 million in the respective period last year, reflecting the sharp reduction in tourist arrivals in Cyprus due to travel restrictions and lockdowns.

Deliveries for the local market for January and February declined annually by 42 per cent to just to 1.94 million litres compared with 3.31 million in the respective period last year.

Unlike the domestic market, beer exports spiked by 86 per cent annually, reaching 157,213 litres compared with 84,571 litres in the respective period of last year.

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