Erfurt (dpa/th) - Thuringian breweries sold less beer in the first nine months of the current year than in the same period last year. In the first three quarters, around 2.3 million hectoliters of beer were sold from breweries and beer warehouses, according to the State Statistical Office in Erfurt on Monday. That was 27,000 hectoliters and thus 1.2 percent less than in the same period of 2021. Foreign sales in particular fell - by 6.6 percent. In Germany, on the other hand, the breweries recorded a slight increase of 0.6 percent.
The statisticians pointed out that beer sales from Thuringia abroad were particularly high last year. If you compare the numbers of the current year with those of the first nine months of the first Corona year 2020, there is still an increase of almost 11 percent, according to the state office.
According to the figures, there was a significant decline in mixed beer drinks. Since the beginning of the year, 113,000 hectoliters of this have been sold in the first nine months - around 9,000 hectoliters (-7.5 percent) less than in the same period last year.