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Beer sales up

Slovak breweries sold 2.9 million hectolitres of beer in the first seven months of 2002, a nine percent increase on the same period in 2001, largely through increased production by the four biggest players – Heineken, Šariš, Topvar and Steiger.

Compiled by Tom Nicholson from press reports.
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