France - biggest importers of British Beer

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  1. loz

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    This surprised me. France is the biggest importer of British Beer.

    From http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/6572619.stm

    WHO BUYS WHAT?
    Tea: Canada (21.1%)
    Beer: France (41.4%)
    Whisky: US (16.5%)
    Cheese: Ireland (34%)
    (Figure is % of total UK export of product going to country)
    Source: HM Customs and Excise

    (is it perhaps because some french beers are actually brewed in the UK?)
     
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    Spitfire is flying over the channel.





    Sorry...
     
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    either someone cant proof read or ireland imports 2000x more than the US :eek:

    1. Ireland - £1,993bn
    2. France - £1,373bn
    3. US - £901.3m
    4. Spain - £725.8m
    5. Germany - £607.9m
    6. Netherlands - £513.6m
    7. Italy - £387.5m
    8. Belgium - £318.3m
    9. Canada - £166.5m
    10. Greece - £158.8m
    Source: Food from Britain
     
  4. overkill

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    Nope. Brewerys like Sheperd Neame rely on the European trade to keep their profits in order. Hence the Spitfire pun........... ;)
     
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    Then why the hell could i not get any good bitter while in France on holiday. I only got some when at the end of the holiday we popped into an irish store which sold very expensive cans of all the beers you could possibly name.
     
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    Go to the 'megamarts'. I found bottles and bottles of the stuff in those while we were in the South of France a few years back.
     
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    Yep, agree with Overkill. Try the 'Carrefor' hypermarkets or the 'Champion' supermarkets.
     
  8. loz

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    I wonder how much it is due to british brewers sending beer to Calais hypermarkets so that British people can pop over and buy it cheaper, and then bring it back into the UK.

    I know I did when we have been to booze cruising a couple of times.
     
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    Indeed - the big supermarkets near our place in france have a fine selection. Cora and leclerc are great. Unfortunately I usually head for the wine aisles first so there's never any room in the trolley for beer.

    And as it happens i'm off there in the morning :clap:
     

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