Jan. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Russian beer production increased in December from a year earlier, according to figures released today by the Federal Statistics Service.
Production rose 11.1 percent compared with December 2008, after a 3.7 percent increase in November, the service said today in an e-mailed statement. Output rose 22.2 percent from November.
Russian beer output fell 4.8 percent in 2009 from a year earlier to 1.1 billion decaliters, according to the report.
Carlsberg A/S’s OAO Baltika Breweries is Russia’s largest beer producer, with 39 percent of the market by value in the first 11 months of 2009, followed by Anheuser-Busch InBev NV, with 16 percent, according to researcher Business Analytica. Heineken NV is third-largest, with 13 percent, followed by SABMiller Plc and Anadolu Efes Biracilik & Malt Sanayii AS, with 10 percent each.
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