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COLOMBO (News 1st) – Rating agency Fitch states that the demand for beer may increase in the near future as the affordability for Sri Lankans may decline.

The US based credit ratings firm states that consumers may trade down from spirits to strong beer, given beer's lower price point.

Moreover, Fitch forecasts that the drop in sales volumes will be moderated in the next 12-18 months, assuming an ease in inflation spikes.

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