Economy January 2, 2018 | 4:46 pm

Beer imports climb, whiskey fall in 2017

Santo Domingo.- Whiskey imports during the January-October 2017 period topped US$67.0 million, a 10% fall compared to the same period in 2015, of US$74.61 million.

By contrast, beer imports during the same period climbed 102.70%, National Statistics Office (ONE) director Alexandra Izquierdo affirmed Tues.

She said the purchase of imported beers reached US$21.50 million this year, compared to US$10.60 million in 2015.

Regarding rum and other hard liquors, the official said there was a 39.86% decline from January to last October, from US$15.80 million in 2015 to US$9.51 million in 2017.

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