The facility currently produces 10 million hectoliters
of beer a year, but the footprint and infrastructure were designed for rapid expansion up to 25 million hectoliters
Beer volume sales increased to 7,783,000 hectoliters
from 7,205,000 hectoliters
a year earlier, due to improvements in all of the Company's markets.
4 million hectoliters
-- Net debt decreased US$ 75.
ABI also said it cut CO2 emissions per hectoliter
of production by three percent last year, from 11.
Further, raw material costs declined 10% on a per hectoliter
basis, while fixed industrial costs as a whole declined 5% despite the absorption of AmBev's businesses and the appreciation of local currencies.
4 billion, largely driven by higher net sales per hectoliter
in the Brazilian beer business.
When Heineken NV and Asia Pacific bought a 21% stake in 12th-ranked Kingway Brewery Holdings last year, they paid about $122 per hectoliter
Beer -- Net sales per hectoliter
from Brazilian beer operations increased 6.
declined on a sequential basis; Adjusting for
Venezuelan operations were also affected by appreciation of the Real against the US dollar, with net sales per hectoliter
Tuxtepac, which will be expanded by the end of 2006 to reach total capacity of 60 million hectoliters
, will become the company's second largest brewery after its 20 million hectoliter
The average price realized per hectoliter
decreased by 2% this quarter compared to the same quarter last year due to changing sales mix reflecting sales volume increases in our value priced lager beers.