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• China’s alcohol imports up 58%

China’s alcohol imports up 58%

China’s alcohol imports have jumped 58% from last year to $2.4 billion, according to the country’s commerce ministry. In 2011, the country imported 500,000 kilolitres of alcohol, an increase of 30% year-on-year, vice-minister of commerce Jiang Zengwei said at a press conference about an international alcoholic beverage expo that runs from August 9-13 in south west China’s Guizhou province. The country’s alcohol exports increased 51% to US$500 million last year, while it sold 270,000 kilolitres of alcohol to overseas markets, Jiang said.

• Armenian wine production up 30% in first nine months

Armenian wine production up 30% in first nine months

Armenian wineries  have procured this year 135,000 metric tons of grape, up from 128,000 metric tons they had bought last year, Avag Harutyunian, chairman of the Union of Armenian Winemakers, told a news conference today.