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LITRE. A French measure of capacity. It is of the size of a decimetre, or one-tenth part of a cubic metre. It is equal to 61.028 cubic inches. Vide Measure.

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The allocation of 950,000 hectolitres is sufficient to meet the local needs of Angola.
5 million hectolitres of beer every year, thanks to local majors such as AB Inbev (EBR:ABI) and Duvel Moortgat (EBR:DUV).
Jeffries said part of the growth in demand was associated with an increase in Chinese beer production, which totalled 194 million hectolitres in 1998 and 183 million hectolitres in 1997.
4 million hectolitres in Canada, Labatt's share of the Canadian market increased from 42% in 1991 to 44% in 1994.
The overall Chinese market amounts to 243 million hectolitres, and is carved up by provinces, in which there were regional market leaders, he said.
According to The Times newspaper, European taxpayers would then be expected to meet the remaining Fr640 million that it would cost to buy 500 million hectolitres of unsold wine.
The expansion will double the company's Calgary plant annual brewing and bottling capacity to 100,000 hectolitres (approximately 85,000 U.
The following chart sets out the per hectolitre results(1) for the quarter based on the number of hectolitres produced and sold by the Company:
The companies said Unibroue is using just 67,000 hectolitres of its 110,000-hectolitre brewing capacity.
With a total volume of 109 million hectolitres Heineken ranks second in the world beer market in profitability.
THE EUROPEAN Union's (EU) management committee for wine has agreed that Hungary be allowed to make a "crisis distillation" of 400,000 hectolitres of table wine, paying subsidies of Euro 1.