Sales of Hungary's biggest brewers fall over 7% in 2020

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Sales volume of Hungary's biggest brewers fell 7.5% to 6,177,000 hectolitres last year, although an increase in exports mitigated the decline, the head of the Hungarian Brewers Association (MSSZ) said, responding to a query by MTI.

Sándor Kántor said domestic sales dropped 9% to 5,657,000 hectolitres, while exports climbed 12% to 521,000 hectolitres.

Sales of beer in barrels was nearly halved to 297,000 hectolitres, while sales of beer in returnable bottles declined 26% to 965,000 hectolitres because of pandemic restrictions at hotels and catering businesses, he added.

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

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