Big brewers' sales edge up 3% in 2021

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Sales volume of Hungary's biggest brewers increased 3.1% to 6,370,000 hectolitres last year, Sandor Kantor, the head of the Hungarian Brewers Association, told news agency MTI.

Sales volume was still 4.7% under that in 2019, the year before the pandemic, Kántor said. He added that sales of beer in barrels, at 319,000 hectolitres, was just 57% of 2019 levels, while sales of beer in returnable bottles, typically used in restaurants and pubs, reached 894,000 hectolitres, just 69% of the pre-pandemic level.

The association data includes sales of Borsodi, Dreher, Heineken Hungaria, and Pécsi Sörfőzde, as well as of importer Carlsberg Hungary.

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