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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 world's annual production is around 270 million hectolitres (varying significantly from one year to another, primarily depending on weather conditions) and wine is produced commercially in more than 70 countries, three of which account for almost half of the world's production: France, Italy and Spain.
The hectolitre weight, wet and dry gluten content, Zeleny sedimentation volume, phytic acid content and the L color value of wheat stored in both spike and grain form significantly decreased during the storage period.
- Article 6: From 2008, the minimum excise duty for beer is set as follows: 0.98 euro per hectolitre by degree Plato; 2.45 euro per hectolitre of alcohol
Overall global production fell 5% from 2015 levels to 259 million hectolitres, one of the weakest levels of the past 20 years.
S'agissant de la transformation du fruit, le volume d'huile d'olive produit en 2013-2014, soit 37.235 hectolitres, a [beaucoup moins que] notablement [beaucoup plus grand que] augmente pour passer a pres de 52.000 hectolitres au terme de la campagne 2014-2015, a-t-il indique, signalant que la wilaya de Setif dispose de 12 huileries modernes, realisees grace au soutien de l'Etat, et d'une cinquantaine de pressoirs traditionnels.
In total, the 17 breweries in West-Vlaanderen produced 530,000 hectolitres of beer in 2013.
The harvest should total around 169 million hectolitres, an 11.5% increase on 2012, with all main producers except Germany seeing a larger crop.
In 2011, the company sold 9.3m hectolitres of beer.
Wine production in 2012 was 780 7699 hectolitres of bulk wine and 159 019 hectolitres of bottled wine.