Exports of alcoholic drinks in 2012 enjoyed 8.5% surge
Japan Times -- Feb 11
Japan's exports of alcoholic beverages in 2012 rose 8.5 percent from the previous year to a record ¥20.6 billion, according to National Tax Agency data.
The surge came partly because exports of beer and sake grew for a third consecutive year. Exports came to ¥8.9 billion for sake, ¥4.4 billion for beer and ¥2.4 billion for whisky, which rose for the seventh consecutive year although its share is relatively small compared to sake and beer.
In volume, exports stood at 14.13 million liters for sake, 38.37 million liters for beer and 1.92 million liters for whisky.
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