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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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Overall global production fell 5% from 2015 levels to 259 million hectolitres, one of the weakest levels of the past 20 years.
China is the world's fifth largest market for wine at almost 18 million hectolitres per year.
La production de la biere a aussi augmente de 8,00% et les quantites de biere vendues sont de 415 152 hectolitres.
AB InBev expects its revenue per hectolitre to increase in the second half of 2013.
South Asia Breweries is currently also building a new 450,000 hectolitres brewery in the state of Rajasthan.
The Spanish and Greek requests have therefore been cleared: for Spain a maximum of 300,000 hectolitres of surplus quality wine can be put up for distillation, whilst for Greece crisis distillation has been opened for a maximum quantity of 370,000 hectolitres of table wine and 130,000 hectolitres of quality wine.
In a separate action, activists used sledgehammers to smash the valves off 13 tanks at a distillery near Montpellier, leaving more than 10,000 hectolitres of Chilean wine gushing down the streets (1 hectoliter =26.
Italian wine harvest seen up 9%: Italy is counting for a wine harvest of 48 million hectolitres, up by 9% on last year.
Current annual production at Park Royal is running at around two million hectolitres, but Diageo said that with a minimum investment of pounds 15 million, the capacity of the Dublin brewery will be expanded to six million hectolitres from the current four million hectolitres.
The plant in Kiev will be able to produce around 12m hectolitres of beer a year and will bring the number of BBH breweries in Ukraine to three.
Figures from the board project China's beer output to reach around 220 million hectolitres for the 2000 calendar year.