There are other limits. In my mind, the 1890's and 1920's are two different worlds. Yet there were only 30 years apart. That's as long as I've lived in Amsterdam. Not that long, really. But I still find the Berwers' Almanacks from the 1920s a bit weird, the way they stretch back to Victoria's reign.
Still obsessing over my latest book of numbers acquisition. Desperate for quick posts.looking to point out the same points again. Any or all of these could be true. And the motivation behind this post. Or I've had an Abt too many.
The numbers do subtly make some points. The decline in the Australasian and South African markets just before WW I. The robustness of demand in India. Doubtless thirsty squaddies. Then there's the weird total collapse of sales to the USA in 1919. How do you explain that?
|UK beer exports by destination 1890 - 1921|
|British Possessions in S. Africa||25,582||31,446||5,937||464||3,302||1,233|
|British W. Indies and Guiana||26,882||18,794||21,726||5,159||13,688||6,483|
|Australasia and N.Z.||147,014||96,785||90,416||5,291||18,199||11,170|
|Brewers' Almanack 1922, page 114.|