Import Shipments Crater

One bad month is bad, but it's not a trend. Two bad months are worse, and still not a trend, but worrisome. And that is what we are looking at as imported beer shipments were off 22.2% in January, according to the Beer Institute. That's on the tail of December import shipments being down 13%.Mexican shipments are down 18%, Dutch down 26%, Belgium down 28%, Canada down 37%, UK down 32%, Irish down 21, France down 47%, and German down 8%. So losses are across the board.

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