Carlsberg sales volume up 40 pc in India in April-June

Danish brewing major Carlsberg”s sale volume in India grew 40 per cent in the April-June quarter, helped by a lower base of the previous year.

The market share gain was led by its beer brand Tuborg, the Carlsberg Group said in a post-earnings statement.

“Our volumes grew strongly by 40 per cent, mainly on the back of last year”s total lockdown during Q2. Led by the Tuborg brand, we saw good market share development in key states,” the company said. Commenting on the market situation, the company said its Indian business had another very volatile period with frequent changes in restrictions.

“Towards the end of the half-year, the number of daily infections declined rapidly, but the situation remains fragile,” it added.

The company said its markets continued to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including in India, where volume remains below the pre-pandemic level of 2019.

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