from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A metric unit of volume equal to 100 liters.
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- n. Alternative spelling of hectolitre.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A measure of liquids, containing a hundred liters; equal to a tenth of a cubic meter, nearly 261/2 gallons of wine measure, or 22.0097 imperial gallons. As a dry measure, it contains ten decaliters, or about 25/6 Winchester bushels.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the metric system, a unit of capacity equal to 100 liters, 22.009 imperial gallons, or 26.4 United States gallons.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a metric unit of volume or capacity equal to 100 liters
Analysts predict that the volume of beer produced by the nation's two principal brewers may increase by as much as 40% over the next 5 years, to 99.4 million hectoliters (a hectoliter is 1,000 liters).
It expects a revenue per hectoliter growth ahead of inflation in the fourth quarter.
Third-quarter group revenue on an organic, constant-currency basis rose 6%, while group revenue pe r hectoliter increased 3%.
The brewer declined to specify how much its input costs have risen, but said its cost of sales, which includes raw materials, has risen 3.7% a hectoliter.
Last month, SABMiller—which counts Grolsch, Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Pilsner Urquell, Castle Lager and Miller Lite among its brands—said first-half revenue per hectoliter gained 3% in constant currency terms.
Group revenue on an organic basis and at constant currencies, rose 7% in the quarter, while group revenue per hectoliter increased 3%, boosted by price increases.
Efficient water use is essential to the continued, sustainable growth of our business around the world, which is why we have set an ambitious goal to bring our water use down to 3.5 hectoliters of water for each hectoliter of production by the end of 2012 -- a 30 percent reduction per unit of production from 2007, which will save enough water to fill 25,000 Olympic-size swimming pools.
In addition to the water reduction goal, we have set a goal of achieving a 99 percent recycling and reuse rate and a 10 percent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions and energy use per hectoliter of production by the end of 2012.
The brewer said that cost of sales per hectoliter will be slightly ahead of its upper end forecast of 5% to 6% for the year, though this is expected to improve in the fourth quarter as commodity prices ease.
Analysts deal with often-wonky financial details, but "savings per hectoliter" rarely comes up.
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