China expects to be world's biggest brewer

Official predicts country will soon overtake United States

Mar 27, 2000 - A Chinese official predicts that his country will pass the United States as the world's biggest producer of beer in the next two or three years. Sun Jie, an official at the State Administration of Light Industry, indicated that Chinese production has been growing at an annual rate of 25% in the past decade.


He also noted that Chinese per capita beer consuption is below the world's average, suggesting huge potential for growth.

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