Shochu supply and demand statistics for Kagoshima Prefecture in 2007 released on the 22nd show that roughly 152,000 kiloliters of the beverage were shipped in the prefecture that year, a 2.5% decline from the previous year. That is the first year-on-year drop in shochu shipments in nine years. The decline is attributed to a price rise equivalent to about 100 yen per 1.8 liters, and a leveling off of the nationwide shochu boom.
- Local News
- First Decline in Kagoshima Shochu Shipments in Nine Years