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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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A hectoliter is the equivalent of about 133 standard wine bottles.
Ang, chairman of San Miguel Brewery Inc., said ideally the company would like to build a 2-million hectoliter brewery in Vietnam, possibly in its 200-hectare property in Ho Chi Minh.
To date, SMB has a very small capacity in Vietnam at around 200,000 hectoliters per year in a plant located quite far from Ho Chi Minh or Saigon, where bulk of the demand comes from, SMB president Roberto Huang said.
Ang said SMBI already has a small plant in Ho Chi Minh but the capacity is only at 200,000 hectoliters.
According to the Customs Agency, the beer released for consumption in the country in 2018 is 5 560 000 hectoliters, which is a 1,6% increase in beer sales compared to 2017.
It was in Spain where production fell the most, by 20 percent to 31.1 million hectoliters. The fall wasn't enough to stop Spain being the world's third largest producer and the largest exporter of wine by volume.
The first phase added 10 million hectoliters of brewing capacity and included five packaging lines, plus all of the supporting utilities, including 18 megawatts of power generation.
In 1924 when the company was formed it put out 8,000 hectoliters of beer a year.
He informed that in 2011, the best year of the past decade, 968,000 hectoliters of wine of 44.7 million euros were exported.
Romanians drank 18.2 million hectoliters of beer in 2012, up 7 percent y-o-y but still below the record level of 20.2 million hectoliters in 2008, according to data released last week by the Brewers of Romania Association whose five main members - Bergenbier, Heineken Romania, Romaqua Group, United Romanian Breweries and Ursus Breweries - account for over 90 percent of the beer sold in the country.
The target owns seven breweries with a total production capacity of 14.5m hectoliters a year.