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Consumption of beer in January 2017 rose 20 per cent compared to the same period of 2016 in Vietnam

Released at: 20:37, 02/02/2017

Consumption of beer in January 2017 rose 20 per cent compared to the same period of 2016 in Vietnam

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Various products reach record sales during the Lunar New Year month.

by Van Lee

Consumption of beer in January 2017 rose 20 per cent compared to January 2016.

Vietnam sold nearly 322 million liters of beer during the Lunar New Year month, up more than 9 per cent compared to the same period in 2016 This is according to the Economic - Social Report in January 2017 generated by the General Statistics Office of Vietnam.

In particular, bottled beer and draft beer were the two most consumed product lines having reached sales of 6.7 million, and 154.4 million liters respectively. That’s an increase of 20.6 per cent and 23.3 per cent respectively compared to the same period in 2016.

Canned beer consumption decreased by 2 per cent, reaching nearly 159 million liters, while other beer products reached only 1.6 million liters, an increase of 6.9 per cent compared to same period last year.

Other consumer products such as cigarettes, milk, and processed seafood increased compared to January 2016. Cigarette consumption reached nearly 419 million, up 0.6 per cent compared to the same period.

Electrical appliances and transport also recorded an increase for the Lunar New Year.

In electronics, televisions were the most sought after in January 2017 with 670,600 units sold, up 35.2 per cent compared to January 2016. Cars and motorcycles increased significantly, reaching 19,400 and 342,000 units respectively.

According to reports of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the volume of beer sold in 2016 was 3.788 billion liters meaning each person in Vietnam drank 42 liters of beer. That shows an increase of approximately 4 liters each compared to the previous year.

In 2016 cars and motorcycles saw record sales with 3.12 million cars and more than 300,000 motorcycles having been sold. That’s an increase of 24 per cent and 9.5 per cent respectively over the same period in 2015.

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