South Australian brewery Coopers has released its sales results for 2012-13, and it’s been a record year for the largest Australian-owned brewery in the country.

In the 12 months to June 30, 2013, Coopers’ turnover rose by 16.1 percent to $216 million, an increase of $30 million on the previous year. The company also posted a record profit for the year, jumping $3.64 million to $30.8 million – and increase of 13.4 percent – and sales volume increased by 8.3 percent to 69.7 million litres.

The largest areas of increased sales for Coopers came from Queensland, WA and Victoria, where sales have increased between 17.1 and 23.2 percent on a state-by-state basis. It’s a very strong result for the brewery, in light of an increasingly competitive market for Australian brewers and the overall decline of beer consumption around the country. Coopers now holds 4.5 percent of the national beer market.

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